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Can Grass-Roots Reforms Reverse SA’s Stunted Growth?

Can Grass-Roots Reforms Reverse SA’s Stunted Growth?

The world gradually lost interest in the affairs of South Africa after the miraculously peaceful handover of power in 1994…

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

4 Ways to Control Your Emotions in Tense Moments

Twenty-three years ago, one of my employees — I’ll call him Dale — asked for a private meeting. Dale was…

The Tech Your Business Could Use to Improve Efficiency

The Tech Your Business Could Use to Improve Efficiency

Getting your business ahead of the rest is something many managers strive for, but achieving this is something that takes…

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use In Conversation

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use In Conversation

We’ve all said things that people interpreted much differently than we thought they would. These seemingly benign comments lead to…

3 Ways Your Sales Team Can Outshine The Competition

3 Ways Your Sales Team Can Outshine The Competition

A business without revenue is just a hobby… and a business without a great sales team has no revenue. So…

Ford South Africa Reacted Badly In A Crisis

Ford South Africa Reacted Badly In A Crisis

In December 2015, Reshall Jimmy burnt to death in his 1.6-litre EcoBoost Ford Kuga in South Africa. Since then a…

CEOs Face Off Against Trump (or Not)

CEOs Face Off Against Trump (or Not)

Americans have become accustomed to chief executives offering their views on political issues, but rarely do they witness the scenes…

The Single Best Piece Of Business Advice You’ll Ever Get

The Single Best Piece Of Business Advice You’ll Ever Get

I posed the question of what’s the single best piece of business advice you’d ever received to Twitter, Facebook and…

The Wrong Way To Introduce People Over Email

The Wrong Way To Introduce People Over Email

When I was young and just starting out in my career, one of the networking principles I followed was the…

Everyone’s Network Should Provide Two Things

Everyone’s Network Should Provide Two Things

When I interviewed people for a university research project 23 years ago about networking, many people weren’t familiar with the term. I…