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C-suite shouldn't cost you motherhood and a family
Every Women's Day, we think of those brave women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 and told apartheid prime minister JG Strijdom: "Wathint'abafazi, Strijdom, (You strike a woman, Strijdom)" they told him, "wathint'imbokodo (you strike a rock)." 5 Aug 2022 Read more

You are not alone, says human resources expert
This month, the company I co-founded on Worker's Day in 1999 turns 23. It's a strange time. We've just come through Covid-19. We've survived the pandemic, but we've all experienced it. We see it in our business, in our staff and among our clients: Covid-19 wrought incredible trauma; there's rampant joblessness in the country, companies are retrenching, relationships are being mangled. 27 May 2022 Read more

If you want to get ahead, don't take an arm and a leg
A job is more than something you do from 9 to 5 from Monday to Friday. It's a relationship between the employer and the employee. Show up every day, produce what you are expected to do and at the end of the month you'll get a salary. You'll even get paid days off, the more months you work. If you're really lucky you might even get your company to make contributions towards your medical and pension costs. You might even get a bonus in the form of a 13th cheque. 7 Apr 2022 Read more

Repay the debt we owe corporate whisteblowers
One of the saddest aspects of the current state of business in South Africa is the incredibly high level of malfeasance, whether in the highest echelons of listed companies, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) or the public service. We read almost every day of the consequences of corruption and collusion. 7 Mar 2022 Read more

Social media impacts your career
This is going to be the year of change. You only have to pick up the papers or switch on the TV. Everything is swirling about. We are in year three of the pandemic. Should we vaxx - or not? Are we sheeple for listening to the government, wearing masks and keeping out of crowded spaces - or are we concerned and committed citizens? 3 Feb 2022 Read more

Give yourself the biggest gift this Christmas, time to introspect
As business leaders, especially C-Suite executives, head into the final straight before the much-needed year-end break, some will be thinking about really personal issues: their bonuses and incentives that they might be hoping for but might not get. Others will just be wanting to switch off and get away to enjoy some much-needed downtime after another tough year in corporate frontline. 6 Dec 2021 Read more

Diversity is not about ticking boxes, but actually fixing the bottom line
One of the things that has concerned me this year is the continuing reluctance of some C-Suite executives, and particularly CEOs, to properly grasp the nettle when it comes to representativity and especially equity in their organisations. 4 Nov 2021 Read more

Persevere to find a suitable C-Suite role
The high rate of unemployment doesn't just affect the bottom end of the market, it affects every level of our economic ecosystem all the way through to the boardroom - and the pressures and fears are exponentially worse, the higher you go. 5 Oct 2021 Read more

CEOs and the true cost of Covid-19 - for them
Covid-19 has taught us many things, it's also changed the fundamentals of how we do things. There are very few areas that have been left unscathed, whether it's how we work to how we shop and even how we relax. The C-suite is no exception, particularly the role of the all-important chief executive officer (CEO). 1 Sep 2021 Read more

The Hawthorne Effect and the future leadership attributes required
The Hawthorne Effect was discovered because of research commissioned at a Western Electric parts factory in Hawthorne, Illinois. The study was commissioned to determine whether changing the lighting conditions in the factory would increase employee productivity and initial findings appeared to support the idea. However, researchers found that changing the lighting conditions to lower lighting also resulted in improved productivity. Further research found that any change in workplace conditions increased productivity because employees felt valued and believed that management was paying attention to them and their working conditions. Employees cherished the idea of being empowered and having an input in the operations of the company which contributed to the rise in productivity. 24 Feb 2021 Read more