The term 'strategic intent' entered our lexicon in 1989 with an article by that title appearing in the Harvard Business Review. The authors are Gary Hamel and (the late) C K Prahalad.
By Sid Peimer 1 Dec 2013 12:48
Samsung Electronics South Africa has collaborated with education company, Pearson to equip students studying at Pearson CTI and Midrand Graduate Institute (MGI) with tablets from 2014.
27 Nov 2013 12:35
The cash register in an agency is the PowerPoint presentation (not just the PowerPoint, but the whole package that comes with it - which is usually you). Although we frequently sell our work boarded up on paper, and even sometimes verbally; in the vast majority of cases the success of the sale depends on the persuasion of the PowerPoint presentation.
By Sid Peimer 27 Nov 2013 05:05
I always thought that you were either creative or not. I also felt that I had an uncanny ability to determine whether an applicant would be a good planner or not. Either you had it or you didn't. Boy was I wrong.
By Sid Peimer 22 Nov 2013 06:40
Poor communication costs South African businesses billions of rands every year. South Africa has a corporate communication landscape shaped by 11 official languages and a myriad of different cultures with their own ways of communicating and expressing themselves. We also have an educational system that has failed our people. This deadly communication environment creates a communication catastrophe that loses South African businesses billions of rands on an annual basis.
By John French 21 Nov 2013 09:26
In business we spend much of our time reading or writing. But no matter how experienced we are, few of us can write even half a page without agonising over how best to put our points across.
By James Hurford 21 Nov 2013 08:42
According to The Wynhurst Group, 22% of staff turnover occurs in the first 45 days of employment, and Leadership IQ found that 45% of new employees resign within their first 18 months. Additionally, companies without a structured on-boarding procedure fail to retain 50% of their talent (Egon Zehnder International). These statistics explain why training and development has evolved into a substantial career in its own right, as organisations are investing even more time and money in this area.
Issued by GetSmarter 18 Nov 2013 10:39
As I write this I've just come back from a networking breakfast of communications people, mostly in the corporate field. There were several common issues that came up but none more urgent than the lack of young talent.
By Marion Scher 13 Nov 2013 09:29
In order to stay competitive and on top of today's economy, employers are putting more time and effort into developing their primary resource - people. As a result, the University of Cape Town (UCT), in partnership with online education company GetSmarter, is proud to announce the launch of the UCT Training and Development short course. This highly practical 10-week course is presented part-time and entirely online throughout South Africa.
Issued by GetSmarter 13 Nov 2013 09:28
Persuasive writing uses words to convince the reader to listen or to act. Great business writers use persuasive writing in proposals, articles, newsletters, memos, emails, requests for meetings, speeches, and reports.
13 Nov 2013 07:10
Jon Foster-Pedley, dean of Henley Business School in Africa, is launching an MBA tailored for the music and creative industries starting in March 2014.
8 Nov 2013 11:28
The education of our children has always been emotive and when the mass media is added to the mix, volatility is inevitable.
Issued by Chris Moerdyk 4 May 2012 10:51
You'll agree that what I'm about to say is not rocket science. Here goes: a report is written to be read by someone else. Now, if this is the central goal, a lot of your focus should fall on that 'someone else', and on giving them what they need, in a format that'll work for them, so that they read what you've written and rapidly agree with it.
By Tiffany Markman 7 Oct 2011 11:18
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