JONATHAN JANSEN: The meaning of leadership
'Children know, friends know, colleagues know when the teacher or leader they are speaking to is present or not. Absentee fathers often live at home'
It is true. I was flirting with the idea of packing up, of leaving, of becoming a professor in a top university overseas where I would no doubt live longer, healthier and without a care in the world.
Until one morning in late 2016, just before I left on a research fellowship in America. I rushed into an all-night shop in a Claremont petrol station at 4am on the way to the airport. There was a woman standing at the door to the Woolworths, mopping the floor.