Dying with their boots on: Employee commitment

3 March 2021

Maritzburg United coach, wants his players willing to die with their boots on. here are three questions to help get such commitment from our employees

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How to encourage perseverance through praise

10 February 2021

Praise people for their achievements and the processes they use – their hard work and strategies – rather than their intelligence, talents or good looks

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Success and failure: Lessons from a four-year-old

3 February 2021

‘What you accomplish will never matter so much as where you fail.’
Focussing on failure demotivates and discourages. Celebrate small wins as they occur

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Three essential skills for leaders

27 January 2021

Technical skills are important, but ‘soft’ skills are essential in a world that increasingly relies on cooperation rather than confrontation.

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Lessons from a cash-in-transit heist

20 January 2021

Zimbabwe’s cash-in-transit driver picked up 6 passengers! Guess what happened next. Having rules and talking about rules are very different things.

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2021: Mutate or stay the same?

13 January 2021

What will you change in 2021? Take time to reflect on your connections, your meetings and the questions you ask

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MacDonald’s teeth and the limbic lag: Rewiring an employee’s brain

15 December 2020

Habits don’t change because we say they must (ask MacDonald’s). Brains must be rewired. Engage your employees’ limbic systems and literally change their minds

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A four-day work week? Why not?

2 December 2020

A four-day working week is perfectly possible if we manage output instead of time spent. But what does output look like?

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Reconnecting the disconnected: Three choices

26 November 2020

This is a unique time of interconnectedness, yet, we are living in a time of profound disconnect. Make connection intentional through these three choices

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Truth and Lies: It’s empathy that communicates

17 November 2020

How can the president of one of the most powerful nations on earth tell some 20,000 lies and still grow his support? Three questions to engage your team

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