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Would you hire you?
Social conversations generally flow round a few well-worn topics. Spouses, kids, politics, how poor service seems to be endemic in South African companies and so on; eventually taking us down the road to discussions around that activity we love to hate - work.
Published on 18th of May 2018 by Carolyn Kessler [ read more ]

Ambiguity - what it means for leadership
This is the fourth blog of the 4-part series, where we unpack the term VUCA in the South African context.
Published on 17th of May 2018 by Debbie [ read more ]

Train your Brain
It's easy to get overwhelmed by the daily stresses in our lives, and we tend to focus on all the negative hum-drum of it all. But did you know you can trick your brain into feeling happier?
Published on 26th of Apr 2018 by Shona Potgieter [ read more ]

How to figure out the solution.
How often are you faced with a problem that requires a well thought out solution?
Published on 24th of Apr 2018 by Carolyn Kessler [ read more ]

6 things you definitely should not do in a presentation!
Having trained on presentation skills a number of times, I understand peoples' reluctance to step into the lime light. I also note that most of us think that, if you're an extrovert you'll be a naturally good presenter; conversely, if you're an introvert you will never be able to move in a position which calls for this skill. Actually, neither of those sweeping statements is fact.
Published on 12th of Apr 2018 by Carolyn Kessler [ read more ]

People buy from people they like...
There are studies which clearly show that we will pay more (sometimes quite a bit more) for the self-same goods from a person we like rather than from someone who's offering us a better deal but with a bad attitude!!
Published on 29th of Mar 2018 by Carolyn Kessler [ read more ]

What is discretionary effort and why is it important?
Discretionary effort is essentially what we give when we go above and beyond that which we have been mandated to do.
Published on 20th of Mar 2018 by Carolyn Kessler [ read more ]

Durban | Leadership Training | 23-25 May
Staff Training's most advanced leadership seminar, 3 Day Leadership +, will be taking place in Durban on the 23rd to 25th of May - be sure to book your seats now!
Published on 14th of Mar 2018 by Staff Writer [ read more ]

Managers are taught, not born – part 2
In my previous blog I posited the scenario of someone being skilled enough to actually drive a car, for the first time, at their driving test. Demonstrating sufficient skill to earn them their license there and then.
Published on 13th of Mar 2018 by Carolyn Kessler [ read more ]

Complexity - what it means for leadership
This is the third of 4 blogs where we will unpack the term VUCA in the South African context. As you may know the term VUCA refers to Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. It is by now well recognized that leaders in 2018 need to be VUCA ready, but what does the term complexity mean in the workplace? What is it that we need to get ready for?
Published on 8th of Mar 2018 by Debbie [ read more ]

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