Staff Training

Motivational Speaker

South Africa

JUSTICE

a most precious commodity      

what your management and staff should know

  Speaker

Conference Workshop. Symposium. Staff training.

 

 

Injustice anywhere is a threat to Justice everywhere .      
Martin Luther King Jr .

 

 

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.  
Plato 

 

It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.
James A. Baldwin

  • This is for everyone ... whether you are leading or being led ... and whatever the sector you are in
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  • Justice is fundamental to all human relationships. Yet it receives the least attention in staff training.
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  • We all mouth the words"I must be fair" ... but do we have any idea what "fair" means?
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  • If we have not been schooled in the meaning of what is fair, are we in a posiion to exercise power?
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  • Does your team know what Martin Luther King Jr and Albert Einstein have in common?
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  • They might imagine that they know what justice is. It is guaranteed that they don't; no question!
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  • That is why bad/poor leadership is guaranteed
  • And that is why justice is always in jeopardy.
  • It is said that South Africa has the best Constitution in the World. Is this true?
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  • What does it mean?
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  • Who is Lady Justice?
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  • What about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
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  • It is now said that "business ethics" is an oxymoron
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  • Unless understanding of justice is part of the ordinary makeup of leaders oppression and tyranny will follow.

 

 

In matters of truth and justice,there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same . 
Albert Einstein

 

 

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
Walt Whitman

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Justice and power must be brought together, so that whatever is just may be powerful, and whatever is powerful may be just.
Blaise Pascal

 

 My name is Chris Greeenland. I am a retired High Court Judge. I started life in an orphanage where a four (4) year old gave me my first lesson in justice.

I offer a highly interactive presention on the subject of justice. It is not a boring preach or a lecture. Neither is it intended to "upskill". Just no buzz words here.

It is designed to impart understanding. Qualifications and experience for managers and senior staff are important, even critical. However, without understanding they are doomed as leaders. An understanding of justice is fundamental to good leadership.

Although it would benefit senior staff most, this presentation is relevant to all human beings. So you may want to target all your staff.

Contact me on +27 82 3223-185 (cell) and/or +27 12 361-7145.

Email - chrisng53@gmail.com

my book site link --- http://theother.orgfree.com/



A True Story

 

In another rape case the child's father is under cross-examination by the accused. He is a very dignified mature Black man and has given his evidence well, explaining what a wonderful daughter the complainant has been, always respectful of herself and her elders. He maintains his dignity and speaks in a calm and clear voice despite what has hitherto been a most provocative and offensive line of questions by the accused.

Accused: Your daughter has no morals and is a temptress of men.

Witness: That is untrue

Accused: In fact she asked me for sex and cried when I had to get off her. I could not even satisfy her lust. [There are murmurs from the public gallery]

Witness: We brought her up well - she would not do such a thing

Accused: I will end by telling you that the whole world knows that she over-uses her vagina. [The murmurs grow louder]

Witness: You have no respect - for anyone - you are insulting my child and the court - have you no shame - a young man like you?

Accused: I am finished with this father of a whore [he says with a huge smirk on his face]

Amidst a welling up of angry mutters in the public gallery, the old man turns respectfully towards the magistrate and says thank you. He walks across the front of the well of the court to where the dock is.

The accused is turned, looking smugly at the public gallery, to whom he has been playing. The prosecutor (me) becomes aware of the sounds of a scuffle. As my eyes pick up the scene the scuffle is already over as the old man turns and offers me a large knife and, addressing the public gallery, he says in classic isiNdebele idiom - "Nga hlinza indwangu - ["I have skinned a baboon"]

In the background I see a crimson jet piecing the air - and then another - as the precious fluid leaves the jugular vein of the accused. He has had his throat slit. The old man calmly proffers his apologies.

Very fortunately for him, the accused is saved by the skills of a White doctor called from a nearby surgery. He is later convicted of rape and sentenced to 7 years imprisonment.

The old man is later charged with attempted murder. At his trial he is the picture of dignity as he pleads guilty to attempted murder, asking the magistrate if, as a father, he would not have done the same for his daughter.

An understanding and merciful court imposes a sentence of imprisonment wholly suspended on grounds of good behaviour. The man is the epitome of dignity as he thanks the court and leaves.

Somehow I feel that justice was done

 

 

 

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