Tag Archive: leadership

Books, Books, Books

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I am a voracious reader, especially when it comes to books on marketing and business. Inc magazine’s Nina Ojeda regularly asks top business leaders to give their favourites, and she has a list… Continue reading

The Power of ‘With’

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There are some words that are powerful beyond their seeming insignificance. Like ‘yes’, ‘and’ and ‘with’. Dan Rockwell, one of INC Top Fifty Leadership and Management Experts and Top 100 Great Leadership Speakers,… Continue reading

Lessons From a Maverick Entrepreneur

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Ronnie Apteker is one of the names that stands out in the SA entrepreneurial landscape. One of the co-founders of Internet Solutions, Apteker followed his passion and has dived into the crazy world… Continue reading

Think!

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Too often everyday life becomes rote, and we settle into a practiced way of doing things, rather than a considered way. But great leaders are also known as thinkers. Great achievers are great… Continue reading

You Are More Powerful Than You Know

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Here’s something to meditate on today: a blog post by the irrepressible Seth Godin, who is always good for a philosophical discussion about the world of business. MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU KNOW I… Continue reading

Get Your Team De-Stressed

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Work is getting more demanding and complex, and because many of us now work in 24/7 environments, anxiety and burnout are not uncommon. Investing in your team’s personal growth and development is the… Continue reading

Secrets of the Top CEOs

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Are there certain key ingredients that set the top CEOs in the world apart? A ten-year study by the Harvard Business Review indicates that indeed, there are important factors that put the ‘best… Continue reading

The Challenges of Growing a Small Business

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A ‘small business’, or as we call it, an ‘SME’, is a very broad concept. The one-man shoe-repair store is very different from the mini-factory hiring 100 employees. Clate Mask of Infusionsoft, a… Continue reading

9 Habits of Successful People

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We’ve all probably read the Steven Covey classic ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ — and they are great principles to work with. But from a day-to-day perspective, there are practical, immediately beneficial… Continue reading

Why Beta is Better

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Dana Ardi’s book The Fall of the Alphas: The New Beta Way to Connect, Collaborate, Influence—and Lead contends that business leaders must dump traditional vertical models of hierarchy and control (what she dubs “alpha… Continue reading