Tony Leon annually addresses multiple audiences of academics, policy-makers, students and business leaders across the globe, providing one of the most highly sought after in-depth analyses on Africa - covering a range of issues from leadership and governance through to investment and public policy matters. His wealth of knowledge and experiences extend to topics related to business and affairs within the South American regions, such as and not limited to "Lessons from the Latins - Why South America is booming and how to approach its markets"
South Africa: Future Imperfect
A diagnosis of where we are headed after the 2009 elections and the new government of President Jacob Zuma. Drawing on 20 years in the front line of South African politics and leadership, Tony Leon, the country’s longest serving opposition leader since democracy, gives an insider account and analysis on the future: how the recession will affect our economic performance, and the political challenges faced by the fourth democratic President and the legacy issues which need to be addressed by Jacob Zuma. He offers a positive prescription for creating the conditions for a winning nation.
Lessons in Leadership
Tony Leon draws on his experience in transforming a marginal political organisation into the country’s second largest political force and the government of the Western Cape. This lecture is not about party politics, it is a firsthand account of the necessary lessons, and pitfalls to avoid in organisational growth and change. In addition Tony illustrates from his recent fellowships Harvard University and the Cato Institute in Washington DC, the shifting views in the United States on successful leadership. The talk encompasses seven essential, and winning, requirements for great leadership.
The Trouble with Africa
After recently completing a bestselling and much acclaimed (by the Economist and the Financial Times, inter alia) biography, Tony Leon spent 3 months at the Cato Institute in Washington DC writing a definitive paper on the problems and prospects for democracy on the African continent. This lecture will extract some of the most fascinating facts and pieces of information - from oil-rich billionaire presidents who preside over failed states to the miracle of democracy taking root in the unlikeliest places, like Botswana. In an entertaining speech he will provide insights and snap shots – from the absurd to the inspiring.
The World Financial Crisis
Why 2009 is not a re-run of 1929 but why we need to review and rethink our approach to banking, trade and credit. An informal and understandable guide to the current credit and financial crisis and what governments must do to regain market share.
Encounters with Leadership of Our Time
An Insider View: here Tony Leon gives a ‘behind the scenes’ look at some of the great political personalities of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, many of whom he has encountered on a firsthand basis. The lecture will include analysis and leadership insights into The 14th Dalai Lama, Margaret Thatcher, Nelson Mandela, F W de Klerk, Ariel Sharon, Yasser Arafat, Henry Kissinger, Pope John II, Queen Elizabeth II and more.