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VW and Discovery: Living Our Values

6 November 2015

I was invited to speak at the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business Breakfast Forum this week – always a pleasure. My inspiration came from David Grossman’s article last month on his Leader Communicator Blog: ‘HIT or MISS’IVE: Discovery Health CEO, Adrian Gore, Nails Post-VW Analysis for Employees’. Go and check it out. Better still, subscribe and receive his…

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Six steps to effective communication

6 October 2014

In last month’s article, ‘Communication: better than normal,’ I promised to post the six steps to effective communication I had discussed at the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business. Here they are. 1. Prepare thoroughly They tell us we only get one opportunity to make a first impression. The same is true of communication. We only get…

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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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So, what do you do?

11 December 2013

Various people have asked me what I do. It is much easier to describe a position — I’m a Training manager; I’m an HR manager — than it is to describe one’s activities. And usually one only has 30 seconds (some say 60 or 90, but most agree it’s the length of an elevator ride).…

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Discussion: Counselling for success

26 July 2013

For those of you who are members of the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business, I will be giving what I call a “Bite-sized Management” talk (a condensed workshop of about 40 minutes) next Thursday, 1 August 2013, at the BIZZ-LINK  NETWORK breakfast (see below). If you can’t join us, but are interested in the content for yourself or…

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