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Life is “… a lot like walking into the ocean, and a big wave comes and knocks you over. And you find yourself lying on the bottom with sand in your nose and in your mouth. And you are lying there, and you have a choice. You can either lie there, or you can stand up and start to keep walking out to sea”. “So the waves keep coming … and you keep cultivating your courage and bravery and sense of humour to relate to this situation of the waves, and you keep getting up and going forward”.
As a boss, you have a lot of power. But you need to be smart about how you use it. Here are seven things you need to avoid:
1. You make employees evaluate themselves
Self-evaluations may sound empowering or inclusive but are almost always a waste of time.
John C. Maxwell says no
one climbs a mountain without preparation, hard work and a crystal-clear
picture of what it’ll take to survive the trek and reach the top of the
THE CHANGING FACE OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTING As governments, industry and commerce respond to the rapidly increasing pace of change in South Africa, all sections of the business community as well as the public sector are faced with the need for faster and more complex decision making. These processes of change increasingly require a wider range of skills and experience and
Report back from the 2002 Annual Congress of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI). The IMCSA executive director has recently returned from the ICMCI meeting held in San Francisco. A number of interesting trends and issues were discussed and strategic initiatives reviewed and prioritised. In a profession that is not governed by statute, voluntary association is considered imperative
From CIO to GM – MBA required? There is no question that most IT specialists would benefit from an MBA, says Angelo Kehayas, General Manager (IT) of the Mines Pension Fund. No matter how knowledgeable or qualified, most of them are still viewed as “techies”, so an MBA gives them business credence, he believes. “An MBA adds value on two
I am finding more and more clients complaining about the cost and lack of professionalism of professional advisors. There is a shared responsibility in this partnership. Clients need to learn how to engage effectively with their advisors and the advisors need to be accountable for their advice. Even though Management Consulting, Coaching and Mentoring are voluntarily regulated professions, it remains