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Racist Rants: Six Rules for the Workplace

13 June 2017

A Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School learner ranted on WhatsApp recently, using the K-word against her fellow learners. What was she thinking? Did she learn nothing from Penny Sparrow? However, this article is not about the young woman’s foolishness, parental responsibility or how the school is handling it. We are discussing racism in the workplace, and…

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The Future of Your Business, One Hire at a Time

30 January 2017

Are you hiring? What are some of the questions you ask yourself before hiring starts? If you are like most of us, they will include: What’s the job? Who was in the job before? What skills and experience do we need? Where’s the previous ad? Let me suggest some others that should be asked and…

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Fake Churches and Fake Brands

14 March 2016

An article in The Witness of 20 February 2016 referred to a woman who had apparently created a fake church on Facebook, complete with pictures of her ministry team (apparently pictures scammed from the web of people completely unrelated and unconnected). It appears that the same woman created a false persona a few years ago…

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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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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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