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Rugby Coaches and Acting Positions: Three Questions

15 April 2016

The ‘secret’ is out. Allister Coetzee has been appointed the new Springbok Rugby coach. Some say it is nine years late, and that he should have been given the job when the ‘poisoned chalice’ passed to the ‘quirky’ Pieter de Villiers. In spite of the delay, Coetzee appears upbeat and ready for the challenges that…

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Take Two in the Morning Before You Wake Up

29 March 2016

Instantaneous response; that’s what we have come to expect today. If Google takes more than a second to return its search results, we want to throw our computer out the window. And heaven help the car in front of us if they fail to respond to the changed traffic light before it happens. A friend…

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Is Retirement The End or a New Beginning?

16 March 2016

We were blessed to be able to celebrate a 90th birthday this month. My father turned 90 on 3 March 2016. Since my mother is only a couple of years behind him, and both have all their faculties (if not quite all their memory), I am nervous about how long my retirement funds are going to…

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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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Abnormal: A sign for our times

3 February 2016

Imagine having to drive around with an ‘ABNORMAL’ sign stuck behind you. No doubt you can think of other drivers who ought to have such signs on their cars or taxis. I suspect that a lot of us walk around feeling as if we have an ‘Abnormal’ sign on our backs; that everyone around us…

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Three ways to increase certainty and control within chaos

25 January 2016

Following his book In Search Of Excellence, Tom Peters wrote another called Thriving on Chaos. It was a recognition that the environment in which a business operates and in which decisions have to be made is intrinsically chaotic, subject to constant change. Our 21st-century world is even more chaotic, and change is far more rapid…

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AARTO and You: Driver demerits and your employees

13 January 2016

The long-awaited Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences Act (AARTO) takes effect countrywide on 1 April this year (2016) providing for the implementation of a points demerit system for road traffic offences. This will have serious consequences for serial offenders, but it will also affect businesses and those employees whose contracts of employment require them…

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Removing Racism: A conscious effort

7 January 2016

In her poor excuse for an apology, Penny Sparrow said her racist comment wasn’t meant to be taken personally. She missed the point entirely. It is precisely because her comment about people being ‘monkeys’ was not directed at a particular person acting in a particular way but at a whole section of the community, that…

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What matters: How to Make Your Business Fly

4 January 2016

What matters to you? What are you passionate about achieving in your business? What is it you want your employees to ‘get’ and to do better than anyone else? What is it you want your clients and customers to understand about you? What do you offer that is different from anyone else? What is really…

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Simply Communicate: An Employer’s Friend

6 December 2015

If only employees would do as they’re told, This business would thrive, that’s a fact! But you’re not around every moment each day To prescribe and proscribe every act. Employees make decisions, take risks and take charge When you’re not there having your say. How do you know they will do what is best When they’re…

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