WhatsApp Lessons For Kids

Kids love using WhatsApp because they can talk as a group and send each other hysterical posts (leaving parents wondering what language they are using!). But as they spend endless hours glued to their phones, laughing and smiling at the screen, do you wonder: “Is...

Teach Your Kids To Be On Time

A couple of weeks ago I dropped my children at school and I had to deal with urgent messages on my cell, so parked my car at the school. I heard the morning bell was ringing and was astounded at the number of children that a) were being dropped off at this time, b)...

Closing the Gender Pay Gap

The concept of the gender pay gap is not new. It was an issue in the 1900s and it is still an issue in 2018. Women in business work just as hard as men, and still get paid less. In fact, in South Africa, women earn 23% less than men. If we look at the recent Billabong...

Own Your Space

What could be more beautiful than an ever-expanding definition of beauty? Or perhaps there needn’t even be a definition, but merely qualities. What are the kinds of qualities that make someone a beautiful person? Is it external beauty? Is it about fulfilling...

Common Sense in the Workplace

I have been finding it interesting, and frustrating, that young, bright, qualified employees in the workplace lack common sense. I cannot fault their ability to learn from books, or the degree that have studiously earned. But they enter the workplace with a lack of...

Workplace Capacity Management

Workplace Capacity Management I recently assisted in a HR process where we were tasked to analyse the working capacity of the staff compliment within a business. I was astounded to report that a group of technicians voluntarily admitted to only working approximately...

Graduate Catch 22

So, you’ve got your degree and are ready to get into the workforce, make money, become successful and take over the world. Right!? Well…ummm…let’s chat about this some more. While I can appreciate the gung-ho and energy, let’s look at the facts: In 2017, there were an...

Be A Giver Rather Than A Taker In The Workplace

I recently attended a workshop where they spoke about the difference between a Giver and a Taker in the workplace. A Taker sits on the one end of the spectrum while a Giver sits on the other. People who are Takers like to get more than they give; they are self-focused...

Office Banter – How Much Is Too Much?

Office banter! What would the workplace be without it? A silent office can be a little creepy and off-putting. Banter, described as “an exchange of light, playful remarks and good natured teasing”, can add colour and interest, and promote a pleasant work environment....

The Power Of Friendship

Friendship is an incredible thing: It can make you realise things about yourself that you never dreamed possible; it can bring a perspective on life that no one, not even your spouse, can bring; it can carry you over the finish line of any race, when your legs...

The Power of Ubuntu

Ubuntu was a concept used in the 1990s as a guiding ideal for our country during the transition between apartheid to majority rule. During the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings, Desmond Tutu wisely said: ‘You can’t be human all by yourself, and when you...

Self-Motivation

Self-motivation can be rather elusive, can’t it? Some days you are firing on all cylinders, full of ideas, energy and enthusiasm. Other days, no matter how hard you try, you stare at the computer screen willing yourself to type, create, develop, and instead end up...

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