At the conclusion of strategy sessions we identify objectives and allocate responsibilities with timelines. It's all very clear. But why then has it been found that strategy execution is the number one challenge facing global CEOs - even more important than innovation and geopolitical stability? A recent article in the Harvard Business Review alludes to the reasons why. In an (ongoing) study of 8,000 managers in 250 companies spanning a period of nine years, we find out that our most logical assumptions about why strategy execution fails are just plain wrong. 
By Sid Peimer 26 Feb 2015 06:17
People talk at work all the time. Most CEOs, executives, and senior managers, would claim they encourage dialogue in the workplace. When we do it formally in the office space, we call it dialogue. Most of the time it's informal: people share knowledge, exchange opinions, talk to their teams, and chat on the phone. We believe that in so doing, we are engaging with our colleagues.
Issued by In Context 23 Feb 2015 11:14
They are in South African companies and industries right now, although they may not be part of traditional networks and are unlikely to be present at the higher levels of management in the same numbers as men. It is for this reason that BPW SA and the Department of Trade & Industry (the dti) have partnered in an unrivalled "Women on Boards" director development programme to create a pool of female leaders in SA who are excellently trained and are therefore highly sought after by boards.
Issued by Business & Professional Women South Africa (BPW) 19 Feb 2015 10:40
A half-day seminar, titled Social Media Marketing for SMEs, will be held at the Belmont Square Conference Centre in Cape Town from 8.30am to 2pm on 24 February 2015.
18 Feb 2015 13:57
A half-day workshop for established small businesses that are not sure how to achieve business growth and those who would like to launch their own businesses but do not know where to start is being offered in Johannesburg.
18 Feb 2015 09:35
Fourteen (14) semi-finalists were chosen during live draws at Damelin campuses nationwide on Saturday, 31 January 2014, to win a hot volcanic orange Mini Cooper valued at a whopping R300,000.
Issued by Damelin 16 Feb 2015 10:31
The modern business environment calls for rapidly evolving, global and information-driven business practices and businesses. This means that jobseekers and those currently employed will need to become multi-skilled and constantly work at up-skilling themselves.
Jessica Pleass, Account Executive at reputation and communication management agency Lion's Wing Brand Communications, provides her view on a graduate's expectations when entering the workplace, and what to expect as an intern and entry-level employee.
The 2013/14 general report released by the SA Auditor General highlights that a lack of financial knowledge hampers government success.
Issued by UCT Graduate School of Business 10 Feb 2015 10:25
The importance and incredible value of relationships between local TVET colleges and vocational training institutions and related organisations overseas was highlighted, shared and celebrated on a grand scale during the inaugural WorldSkills South Africa National Skills Show, which took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 28 to 31 January 2015.
Issued by College of Cape Town 9 Feb 2015 13:48
'To get out, you must go in.' 'The way forward is behind you.' 'Less is more.'
By Douglas Kruger 29 Jan 2015 14:14
The 1958 French film Les Almants (The Lovers) was about a woman involved in adultery. Directed by Louis Malle, the film was a hit in France, but when it crossed the Atlantic to the US, it was met with horror by the authorities who felt the material was obscene.
By Sid Peimer 29 Jan 2015 06:43