Management

Immunity Breeds Impunity

Immunity Breeds Impunity

Accountability’s missing link – jail time! As VIP’s go, you can’t get much higher than a Saudi prince, specifically billionaire…

Smart Leaders Focus On Execution First And Strategy Second

Smart Leaders Focus On Execution First And Strategy Second

“We found the perfect strategy” ranks with “And they lived happily ever after” as a perpetual myth. A strategy is…

Fear Of Disruption Can Do More Harm Than Actual Disruption

Fear Of Disruption Can Do More Harm Than Actual Disruption

Resist the urge to react too hastily to major change — or to use it as an excuse not to…

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

Many strategy execution processes fail because the firm does not have something worth executing. The strategy consultants come in, do their…

‘South Africa From Hero To Zero… And Back Again?’

‘South Africa From Hero To Zero… And Back Again?’

Setting aside the Gupta fiasco in South Africa, details may soon emerge of the extent that South Africa is now…

The Common Traps Of Working In Your Family’s Business

The Common Traps Of Working In Your Family’s Business

“What’s wrong — is the company going bankrupt? Are we being sold?” For Charlie, who had joined his family’s bakery…

How Design Thinking Is Improving Patient-Caregiver Conversations

How Design Thinking Is Improving Patient-Caregiver Conversations

Technical developments tend to grab the headlines in health care. Predictive analytics, telemedicine, electronic health records — technology is rightly seen as a transformative…

“Numbers Take Us Only So Far”

“Numbers Take Us Only So Far”

I was once evicted from an apartment because I was black. I had secured a lovely place on the banks…

What to Do When Work Stress (Literally) Makes You Sick

What to Do When Work Stress (Literally) Makes You Sick

Alyson was 35 when she had a stroke. The ambitious attorney awoke one morning unable to move, the left side…

Making The (Down)Grade: Can SA Innovation Weather The Storm?

Making The (Down)Grade: Can SA Innovation Weather The Storm?

It is well documented that innovation drives economic growth. This is, in fact, one of the most consistent findings by scholars…