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Kat Scholtz
Defining South Africa's digital marketing skills gap

South African marketing and advertising employers are keenly aware that they need access to digital skills and expertise to remain competitive...

By Kat Scholtz 21 Apr 2015 13:50

Michelle Joubert
Avoid the email abyss

A key requirement of the JSE's listing rules is to ensure full and equal public disclosure of information on a real time basis...

By Michelle Joubert 17 Mar 2015 05:20

Mike Stopforth
The importance of networking and mentoring as an entrepreneur

The word "entrepreneur" is often synonymous with glamour and a maverick lifestyle. When things are going swimmingly, being an entrepreneur is all of those things...

By Mike Stopforth 16 Mar 2015 13:05

James Hurford
How to write persuasive messages

Persuasive copy should always grab the reader's attention, secure their interest, stimulate their desire for the goods or service, and lastly, motivate them to take action...

By James Hurford 13 Mar 2015 04:42

Richard Firth
Is SA ready to be a knowledge economy?

While government initiatives set to improve the country's science and technology output are laudable, the question must be asked: is SA ready to transition to a knowledge-based economy?

By Richard Firth 12 Mar 2015 13:18

Sid Peimer
Five beliefs about strategy execution that are just plain wrong

At the conclusion of strategy sessions we identify objectives and allocate responsibilities with timelines. It's all very clear. But...

By Sid Peimer 26 Feb 2015 06:17

Greg Forbes
The benefits of job training for graduates

In a business environment calling for rapidly evolving, global and information-driven business practices and businesses, jobseekers and those currently employed need to become multi-skilled and constantly work at up-skilling themselves...

By Greg Forbes, Issued by Lion's Wing 11 Feb 2015 12:49

Douglas Kruger
Want to be an industry expert? Make this one principle your entire business model

Some goals require what seems like contradictory behaviour. Becoming a venerated thought-leader in your industry is one of them...

By Douglas Kruger 29 Jan 2015 14:14

Sid Peimer
How do you know your strategy is any good?

The 1958 French film Les Almants (The Lovers), about a woman involved in adultery, was a hit in France, but when it crossed the Atlantic to the US...

By Sid Peimer 29 Jan 2015 06:43

Never be nervous again
Never be nervous again

The fear of public speaking is the #1 fear of all fears. It ranks far above the fear of death, heights, sickness, jumping out of a plane or loneliness...

By James Hurford 24 Dec 2014 14:00

What's the ideal level and type of visual aids to be used in a keynote presentation?
What's the ideal level and type of visual aids to be used in a keynote presentation?

The content of a speaker's presentation and its running order, which includes the use of visual aids, is of paramount importance to delivering a successful presentation...

By Jonathan Curran 17 Dec 2014 08:53

Sid Peimer
The 10 reasons why strategy implementation fails

When it comes to strategic planning, the humorist Sam Levenson makes a keen observation: "Some people are so good at learning the tricks of the trade that they never get to learn the trade..."

By Sid Peimer 2 Dec 2014 09:39

Val Bourdos Nichas
Leadership skills should remain fine-tuned

Educating management or leadership is an ongoing process that requires formal interventions as well as valuable development through mere experience and years of trial and error...

By Val Bourdos Nichas 27 Nov 2014 14:09

Ivanna Granelli
Cloud computing brings agility to corporate learning environment

Cloud computing and mobile business solutions are clearing the way for companies to be more agile and efficient in the way that they use technology to support their training efforts...

By Ivanna Granelli 27 Nov 2014 10:18

Douglas Kruger
Growing talent? Just add Myelin

In game-changing books like Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers, Geoff Colvin's Talent is Overrated, and Daniel Coyle's The Talent Code, the mechanics of talent are broken down to a few simple things. (Video)...

By Douglas Kruger 27 Nov 2014 07:46

Deirdre Elphick-Moore
Building accountability

I think Coca Cola's 2020 Vision sums up nicely what accountability is all about: "If it is to be, it's up to me". In the words of Ghandi, "be the change you want to see in the world"...

By Deirdre Elphick-Moore 26 Nov 2014 07:31

Content: Skate or fall - it's that simple
Content: Skate or fall - it's that simple

I once heard someone say that his passion for skateboarding stems from being able to teach kids how to fall - or 'bail', in skateboarders' lingo. This piqued my interest...

By Catherine Milward-Bridges 6 Nov 2014 10:01

Ivanna Granelli
Telecoms call centres must create a learning culture

There are few workplaces that are as stressful as a telecoms operator's call centre. When a telecoms subscriber phones in, he or she is often already disgruntled because there's a problem with his or her service or bill...

By Ivanna Granelli 31 Oct 2014 08:51

Ivanna Granelli
Breaking the expensive call centre cycle of recruiting, training and churning

There are few business operations that are more challenging from a human resources perspective than running a call centre...

By Ivanna Granelli 15 Oct 2014 14:11

Michael Greyling
How to ensure leadership development programmes deliver business impact

Most organisational leaders are faced with an environment characterised by high levels of complexity and change which requires exceptional levels of personal maturity...

By Michael Greyling 13 Oct 2014 09:38

Ivanna Granelli
On-the-job performance support revolutionising workplace training

Looking for an effective alternative to classroom-based training and e-learning, as well as higher return on investment (ROI) from new business systems and processes? Look no further...

By Ivanna Granelli 8 Oct 2014 15:00

James Hurford
How to be a more natural speaker

Marlon Brando is probably the most famous cue card user in movie history. Brando claimed he used to, "Write my lines on actors faces or pinned cue cards on their costumes."...

By James Hurford 1 Oct 2014 14:43

Lyndsey Moorhouse
Strategy, not technology, should drive how organisations approach training their employees

South African companies should not treat e-learning as a one-size-fits-all solution for training employees in new business systems and processes, but instead regard it as one tool of many for making their business strategies come to life...

By Lyndsey Moorhouse 17 Sep 2014 07:09

James Hurford
While you're speaking, what's your body saying?

Like it or not people judge you by the way you look. Your facial expressions, the clothes you wear, how well groomed you are and your body language...

By James Hurford 8 Sep 2014 06:07

Ian Henderson
Bilingual universities the only way to promote diversity

The language debate rages on in tertiary education. The latest from the desk of the Minister of Higher Education and Training, Blade Nzimande, is the pronouncement that South Africa no longer has (or should have) Afrikaans, Zulu or Tswana universities - only South African ones.

By Ian Henderson 28 Aug 2014 14:33

James Hurford
Why you need credibility to be successful

Your ideas are accepted as believable only to the degree that you are credible. If you have credibility, people will place their trust in you...

By James Hurford 26 Aug 2014 06:07

Sid Peimer
Ten things a good map can teach you about strategy

There are copious definitions of strategy from numerous pundits in the field - some definitions reminiscent of everything and the kitchen sink...

By Sid Peimer 18 Aug 2014 05:31

Danette Breitenbach
Going back to her roots

Gail Curtis, founder and partner of The Old Shanghai Firecracker Factory, and a long-standing director of the ACA, says she does not want to run an advertising agency...

By Danette Breitenbach 14 Aug 2014 06:35

Sandra Roberts
Investigative journalism - the story is the point, and the means

Good investigative journalism treads a fine line between the dual pitfalls of accusation - unsupported claims - and overload - a deluge of facts threatening to drown out the overall...

By Sandra Roberts 7 Aug 2014 10:45

James Hurford
Four secrets of the world's greatest speakers

John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King and Ronald Reagan... they all learnt that if you want to inspire and motivate people your spirit has to enter...

By James Hurford 7 Aug 2014 07:03

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