Category Archive: People

How to Win-Win an Argument

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When things get heated in a discussion, often the main problem is that both parties feel that they are not being heard, or that their views are acknowledged. There are many reasons for… Continue reading

Fierce Sun – a Word for Go-getter

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The word jua kali means ‘fierce sun’ in Swahili, but also translates to a person, businessman, or entrepreneur who can fix or practically do anything upon request. In Kenya these types of workers have… Continue reading

Dealing with Difficult People

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Let’s face it, people can often be difficult. They can be uncooperative, lazy, obstructive and downright irrational. It’s the manager’s job to deal with all that, and more. It takes a lot of… Continue reading

Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking

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For many (if not most) people, public speaking is something to be avoided — psychologists say it ranks up there with death, moving house and divorce as one of the most stressful things… Continue reading

Six Factors That Will Make Your Team Work

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You can hire the brightest and the best for your team, but there are certain key ingredients in the recipe for success, according to Elaine Yew of global executive search firm Egon Zehnder.… Continue reading

But Sometimes Say “Yes”

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Yesterday I linked to Adam Grant’s post about finding ways to say “No”. But of course there is a flip-side. Sometimes it’s good to say yes — in fact, it’s essential, according to… Continue reading

Don’t Just Say “No”

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Saying “no” can be hard. Humans are a naturally co-operative species, and if someone asks for help, our initial instinct is to lend a hand, even if it means compromising our priorities. But let’s… Continue reading

Learning From American Innovators

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The National Geographic Channel miniseries American Genius examines the great rivalries that lead to iconic American innovation and the ruthlessness in translating creativity to business. I’m not sure if or when it’s going… Continue reading

New Style Management – Show the Love

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Raised in poverty, the co-founder of Paul Mitchell and Patron Spirits, John Paul DeJoria, achieved a $4 billion net worth through sheer entrepreneurial guts. He tells his inspiring story to Inc.’s Scott Gerber. “Old… Continue reading

Nothing Stopping Joe Public

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The top performing Ad Agency group at the Loeries, and the FM’s winner of both the Advertising Agency of the year and the Agencies’ Agency of the Year awards, Joe Public is doing… Continue reading