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May 3, 2020

Links to good advice gathered along the journey.

The secret to giving great feedback

July 10, 2018

I’ve been thinking about how we work. Whether we’re able to develop ideas and initiate projects or only implement instructions given. It’s been on my mind as it relates to personal fulfilment, ownership of your work (art) and feeling part of your work tribe.

No matter y...

May 23, 2018

Why do we as South African’s tend to be insecure and overly critical about the country? It’s good at times to be an insecure overachiever, they make for great employees, but this isn’t constructive when one is unable to recognise success too. Perhaps our insecurity ste...

March 22, 2018

Are there levels of staff turnover that are good? For many years General Electric practised a rigid system of the lowest 10% of performers being managed out or dismissed. For poor performers or lemons (someone who is a negative influence on your business and culture),...

February 8, 2018

This week our post comes from a friend, David Lipshutz, a negotiating expert. I found his article relevant so thought to share it. 

The wisdom goes that when negotiating, you should aim high with your opening offer (or low, if you’re the buyer). Sounds pretty obvious ri...

January 17, 2018

Micromanagement is not a new phenomenon and in limited instances it’s a justified tool to manage an employee out or to give them a kick in the butt. However, if you’re capable and reliable it’s one of the most frustrating ways to be managed. You feel unable to own the...

December 6, 2017

They may not be a bad person, however in the framework of your organisation they have become toxic. Culturally, they do not fit, nor do they lift the bar or make a positive impact. You find yourself avoiding them, you don’t want to have lunch with them, nor do you want...

November 28, 2017

Finally, a business in South Africa (SA) has hosted a conference of international standard. What made the BCX summit world class was that through the speakers, the audience listened, engaged and thought about SA with a broader and global context, which is exactly what...

November 14, 2017

This month I wrote a feature for the Financial Mail entitled, Escape the Everyday. In it I speak to the idea of escaping the routine we tend to find (and put) ourselves in and to go engage with the outside world. We can do this locally or abroad through travel, attendi...

October 20, 2017

Hiring is an art with various mediums and methods to create a masterpiece. In this post, I detail my methods consisting on learnings, articles read and advice received.

Begin with introducing some objectivity (more on that here) in a process that is dominated with subje...

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