Inspirational thoughts and ideas

Diversity training in South Africa – Five keys for success.

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Diversity training in South Africa – Five keys for success.

Diversity training in South Africa is a hot topic. This is a country where in the not too distant past, you had legal racial discrimination in the workplace. This is also a country where organizations are currently forced by law to hire a more diverse workforce ...

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INCREASE INFLUENCE AND SALES USING THE LAW OF RECIPROCITY

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INCREASE INFLUENCE AND SALES USING THE LAW OF RECIPROCITY

What would motivate the government of South Africa to recently extend a R 350 million economic assistance package to Cuba? Why would the ANC government bend over backwards to help out this country that is anti democratic and riddled with nepotism? It is estimated that half of South Africa’s population of 50 million people live ...

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WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF BUSINESS?

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Blind-Man

I have asked this question hundreds of times in classes and the standard response without too much hesitation is always “To make money” or to “Maximise shareholder value”. Sadly, this is the overwhelming focus for a lot of businesses out there. We have more than likely all been part of organisations like this. The meetings you attend are all about the ...

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RETHINKING PEAK PERFORMANCE

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Peak Performance

“All children are born geniuses; 9,999 out of every 10,000 are swiftly, inadvertently degeniusized by grownups.”-Buckminster Fuller

In 1985, I was in Standard 7, or what would now be called Grade 9. I was at Greenside High school in Johannesburg and although I didn’t know it at the time, it would turn out to be a fairly significant year. ...

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BEWARE OF THE GOALS YOU SET!

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It’s the beginning of the year. We survived the predicted 2012 apocalypse and 2013 has been ushered in with much excitement. Here in the Southern hemisphere and particularly in South Africa, many of us are returning to work after many sun filled weeks of summer vacation. Schools are back, businesses are awakening from many weeks of slumber and a sense of ...

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