Celebrating Great Bosses

We asked some of our team members to tell us about bosses who have inspired them and the qualities they believe good bosses share. For Ilse Coetzee (Institute Coordinator), these two quotes sum up what she feels a good boss symbolises:   “We are more powerful...

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CELEBRATING AUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP

On 7 October, we celebrate the birthday of a very auspicious South African leader, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. He has crept into the hearts and minds of many over the years – always smiling, taking great pride in the country that he calls home and sharing wise...

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DEFINING A GOOD LEADER

In a discussion on good leadership amongst a group of executives, one of those present raised the point that he had been to school with Markus Jooste, and that already at that stage of life, Markus had demonstrated his popularity and his ability to lead, by getting...

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The science of changing thinking to change behaviour

By Brian Eagar   When exploring this topic, I can’t help but think of Nelson Mandela’s journey. Being imprisoned for conspiring to overthrow the state, he could have easily resorted to aggressive behaviour and seeking retribution. Imagine that he allowed his mind to...

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Brand, culture and resilience

In tough times such as those we are currently experiencing, organisations need to be resilient. In terms of character, resilience is defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties – in colloquial terms it is the ability to ‘bounce back’. Another...

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Listen Up

When asked what impedes their engagement, employees invariably mention leadership integrity and communication. By leadership integrity, they mean that their leaders are not setting an example of what they expect from their followers. There are...

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The Importance of Having a Believable Brand

Everyone has a brand that precedes them. Before we engage others, they have already assigned certain qualities to us i.e. attributes and characteristics that they associate with you when they think about you. You yourself are a brand and what is out there and what you...

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CORPORATE CULTURE IS NOT THE HR DEPARTMENT’S RESPONSIBILITY

The Human Resources (HR) role has evolved significantly over the years – from being purely administrative, to including training and development for succession planning, to pioneering employee relations initiatives.Historically, HR has been seen as a timid role with...

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