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...

Gap Year

Last year in November I ran The Kudu Classic; a 2-day stage trail run in the beautiful Baviaans River Conservancy. I feel blessed to have met two impressive young adults whose behaviour, manners, confidence and communication really astounded me. I found the...

Millennials and their Pills

In chatting to colleagues and friends in business, I have heard many instances of young employees, millennials if you will, that are taking antidepressants and anxiety medication (I am not making reference to people who have been diagnosed with depression). It...

Relationship Marketing

Picture this: Someone stands behind a cardboard box selling lemonade. A passerby sees this, stops, asks questions, gets persuaded and buys the lemonade. A few streets down, the same passerby sees another person standing at a beautifully decorated table also selling...

Motivating Staff in Tough Times

We’ve all heard the saying: A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. This is true for a business. Your business/organisation is only as strong or as powerful as its weakest person. If your staff are unmotivated, they are a weak link. If your staff are...

Being Committed to Goals

I recently watched a clip on Facebook by John Assaraf, one of the world’s leading behavioural and mindset experts. The clip was about setting and achieving goals for the year – goals for business or personal life. It was an interesting clip and has left me...

Career New Years Resolutions

There’s always some controversy when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Some people love them, others despise them. But whichever camp you’re in, ‘New Year’s resolutions’ is going to be the buzz phrase for the first few weeks of 2018…especially around your career. To...

Recognition

I recently had a moment with my son. He had completed a chore that I asked him to do, and I praised him with two simple words: Well done. These two words had such a great impact on him. Or, should I rather say, that it wasn’t the words but more the fact that I had...

What goes on Rage, must stay on Rage

What an exciting time for the teenagers about to finish their final Matric exams, and all focus moves to the much-anticipated Matric Rage. I recently asked my niece who has just turned 18, got her driver’s license and first car, and has two more exams left...

Work Ethic

Sam Ewing said, ‘Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, some don’t turn up at all’. I recently did a radio interview about ‘work ethic’, and I thought of Sam Ewing’s quote. The kind of work ethic you have in...

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