“The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain
So the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.
Incy Wincy Spider climbed up the tree
Down came the snow and made poor Incy freeze
Out came the sunshine, and melted all the snow
So Incy Wincy Spider had another go.”
“Confidence is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets.”
Confidence is a major part of how we approach different situations and people. We’ve all admired that one person in our group of friends, that co-worker, or that lady walking past us in the mall who seems to naturally exude confidence.
At Staff Training nearly 60% of our clients are return clients. This means that we often get to meet their new staff members as they go through a series of workshops that the organisation has identified as a minimum entry level requirement.
One of the constant complaints we hear from managers today is this notion that Millennials do not want to work, the idea that they are not prepared to put the effort in for the amount of money they want to earn. In some instances this is described as a state of entitlement. A matter of rights vs responsibility or a matter of privilege with no accountability.
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.