School Of Management Excellence Theatre
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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE
Summerhill Stud, South Africa
Below is an extract from a letter written by Hazel Kayiya, a qualified chartered accountant who works in the forensic audit department at Gold Circle. Hazel has been identified as a young, up-and-coming talent by Gold Circle who have awarded her a scholarship to the School of Management Excellence. She is attending the course to broaden her knowledge of the racing and breeding industries in general.
“After reading the article below, I realised that I want to be part of the School of Excellence with no doubt or reservations. The article says ‘which you pursue is what you value’. I value knowledge, I value the thoughts and opinions of others. I want to be part of the change that happens at Gold Circle.
So instead of succumbing to the death of comfort zone, I should rather brave the cold, pull up the thermal underwear and step out and experience something different. At the end of it all. I want to walk out there with a new perspective that will challenge and test me. To ‘pursue excellence’, of elegance, of truth, of what’s next, of what if, of change, of value, of results, of relationships, of service, of knowledge” that will enable me to add more value to the department and the company.
2013 pulled out a wild card in my bag of dreams, thank you for extending this opportunity to me to be part of the Summerhill magic.”