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Communication: better than normal

12 August 2014

Some 35 people attended the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business Small Business forum last week. I had been asked to repeat a talk on Communication skills I had given some 18 months ago, but for the sake of those with better memories than mine, I updated it a little. It was gratifying to have so many.…

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Nelson Mandela: friend of the world

6 December 2013

We have lost an icon, a friend of the world, a statesman; Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela has died. We knew this day would come but it is hard to express our feelings. I am relieved that his suffering is over and he can rest in peace. No one would want him to linger on. But he…

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Employment: passion, experience or any old job?

22 July 2013

A recent update on a friend’s Facebook page: “hey guys got a mate looking for a job really needs one asap please let me know if you know of any openings” Is this really viable? From this job seeker’s perspective (let’s call him Sam) all the things that make up the employer brand—the work, the…

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Leadership 2: Vision, Values and Mission

18 July 2013

This is the second article in a series on Leadership(Click here for the first in the series) There is much confusion about visions, values and mission statements, and some use the words interchangeably. Some writers tell us that vision and mission statements are oversold, while others would have us believe that they are the biggest…

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What your boss wants?

29 November 2012

In a recent survey top South African CEOs were asked for three things they most valued and three things they least valued in their employees.  Passion, boldness and a positive, can-do attitude topped the list of valuable traits.  A strong emotional intelligence and a willingness to work hard were also valued attributes.  Skills and qualifications…

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