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May The Force Be With You
Yes, we used a Star Wars reference to get your attention. But it was also a clever play on words because it's the month of May and we have something to say...
Published on 5th of May 2023 by Shona Potgieter [ read more ]

Why Effective Communication Matters in the Workplace
In the workplace, communication can quite literally make or break a team. They say the biggest problem when it comes to communication is the illusion that it has taken place. We might think we are communicating effectively, but in reality, it could be a completely different story.
Published on 21st of Apr 2023 by Staff Writer [ read more ]

Leading in 2023: Certainly Uncertain
This is the dilemma facing leaders in 2023. We have on many occasions explored the value alignment between company and employee, we understand that engagement relies heavily on finding the "why" for our teams. Ultimately, we have done a good job with the unpacking of company values and clearly articulating the behaviours necessary to reflect those values.
Published on 14th of Apr 2023 by Debbie Engelbrecht [ read more ]

Open April!
There are a few common theories behind April's naming. One is that the name is rooted in the Latin Aprilis, which is derived from the Latin aperire meaning "to open" - which could be a reference to the opening or blossoming of flowers and trees, a common occurrence throughout the month of April in the Northern Hemisphere.
Published on 6th of Apr 2023 by Lize Testa [ read more ]

Presentation Skills: 4 Ways You Can Calm Your Nerves
Butterflies, sweaty palms, shaky voice, shallow breathing, heart racing... You might find that you experience some, if not all, of these symptoms when faced with the task of giving a presentation.
Published on 31st of Mar 2023 by Shona Potgieter [ read more ]

Have You Identified Your Communication Style?
"To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others." ~ Tony Robbins
Published on 24th of Mar 2023 by Staff Writer [ read more ]

Mindful Matter: Let Others Stand Under Your Umbrella
"Kindness keeps us grounded and relatable to all people as we soar to the heights we are reaching for professionally and personally." - Adrienne Bankert
Published on 10th of Mar 2023 by Shona Potgieter [ read more ]

March: Madness or Motivation?
Believe it or not, but March is here and so is another month of amazing training and development opportunities...
Published on 3rd of Mar 2023 by Shona Potgieter [ read more ]

Fogging, What and Why?
No this is not an excuse for an expletive! Fogging is a tool we use to teach assertiveness and conflict management. Essentially fogging is a great weapon in your arsenal of emotional intelligence. To explain it we will start by explaining what defensiveness is...
Published on 24th of Feb 2023 by Debbie Engelbrecht [ read more ]

Breaking Trust in the Workplace
Have you heard about Donetto the Chianina bull? He holds the world record for the heaviest bull weighing in at 1780 kg. For the purposes of this blog we are going to be inviting him into a china shop.
Published on 17th of Feb 2023 by Shona Potgieter [ read more ]

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