Tag Archives: leadership

Manager : 4 Key Roles

Guest post by Simon Nko Manager According to the Walden University, management is  ‘the organization & co-ordination of the activities of an enterprise in accordance with certain policies and in achievement of defined objectives”. Let us examine the four roles of a manager 1.    The Educator A good manager is a good educator who enables […]


Just B.S Throughout our life we are subjected to B.S, with the office taking the grand prize for generating truck loads of crap each day. B.S is used to: Get out trouble Lie your way out of trouble Dress up stupidity as intelligence Confuse others Detract from the real issues For the professional B.S, the […]

Another Year

                ANOTHER YEAR   We have been here before. We are familiar with the drill. We have the same beliefs and expectations, toned down by the passage of time. We know how it will end. Yet a little voice tells us that 2011 could be exceptional and different. […]

Lifestyle Audits & Office Binging

  They say that one should be hungry for success.  This month I want to highlight those individuals, that are hungry for moolah and to grab a line from Spur, “Come Hungry” to the office each day.   Lifestyle Audits Who said that auditing is boring, devoid of glamour? In recent months, calls for a […]

HR, Old Guard & New Contenders

  Get a glimpse behind the corporate glass with HR Future’s workplace radical. If you work in a company with their financial year ending, March – September, any month this year, I feel sorry for you. Just watching my corporate friends go through restructuring hiccups, budget blues, missed sales targets, endless management reports and marathon meetings […]

World Cup and the War for Talent

Get a glimpse behind the corporate glass with HR Future’s workplace radical. In the Beginning In 1994, South Africa was catapulted onto the global stage, for the dream-like-transition from an apartheid state to a democracy. Unlike other countries on the continent that had fallen to civil war, corrupt leaders and “slavery” debt traps, South Africa […]

Join me at Star HR Summit / HR Africa

The Star HR Summit / HR Africa kicked off yesterday, the premier gathering of HR, Training, Education & business decision makers. Visitors can attend the expo for free by pre-registering on line here, otherwise its R30 on the day.   The expo & conference is an effective way to access the latest insights, pick the brains of experts, learn from […]

Recession & Recognition Awards

(Source: Schristia) With awards season not far off, I thought this column from last year is useful for those granting awards, and those hoping to receive them. And the Award goes to It is that time of the year again: office parties, gala dinners, annual awards, CEO speeches and corporate gifts. Let your hair down and […]