ARE YOU MIND-FULL OR MINDFUL?

ARE YOU MIND-FULL OR MINDFUL?

Mindfulness has become quite the buzzword in recent times, with us constantly being told to practice it, encourage it and exemplify it. But do we really understand what it is, how to practice it and what the benefits of practicing it are? Mindfulness can be described...

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Enhancing the Level of Empathy in Your Team

Enhancing the Level of Empathy in Your Team

In his book Working with Emotional Intelligence Daniel Goleman (2009) Daniel Goleman defines empathy as “sensing others’ feelings and perspectives and taking an active interest in their concerns”. He also makes an important distinction between displaying empathy and...

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Leading to Bridge the Social Distance Requires Changing Habits

Leading to Bridge the Social Distance Requires Changing Habits

Disaster can be a powerful teacher – simply because it can’t be ignored. We all excel at selective hearing, but we can’t ignore something that hits us where it really hurts – and the Coronavirus is hurting us badly. Even if you are not impacted physically and are able...

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Books read during 2019 that stood out for our team

Books read during 2019 that stood out for our team

We asked our team members to tell us more about books that they read during 2019 and what stood out for them. Here is what they shared.   Cornell Solomon (Facilitator and coach) Book title and author: Atomic Habits by James Clear What stood out for you in this book?...

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Celebrating Great Bosses

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

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

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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