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How many days of this year have you lived?

How many days of this year have you lived?

As we get to the end of another year, the inevitable soul searching starts. People who have thrown themselves into their careers over the past 11 months start asking themselves what they have done with…

Personal Development
Why are people dishonest?

Why are people dishonest?

As more people are being exposed for lying, cheating, stealing and being generally dishonest at all levels of society, it is worth our while to explore the reasons for dishonesty. There was a time when…

Personal Development
Have you been tempted to wrestle with a pig?

Have you been tempted to wrestle with a pig?

The queue system where everybody waits their turn to get helped or served is a great idea. But queues have a habit of revealing human behaviour. Some time back I went for some routine blood…

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Can you control your seven-year-old child?

Can you control your seven-year-old child?

Most of us are inclined to consider seven-year-old children harmless. If they’re not controlled, they can however cause devastation. A recent report from the US of a seven-year-old boy shooting dead his grandmother for insisting…

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What can business leaders learn from Cheryl Zondi?

What can business leaders learn from Cheryl Zondi?

Cheryl Zondi has been the first witness to testify in the trial of Pastor Omotoso, charged with rape and human trafficking. This 22-year-old student has provided significant lessons for leaders of major corporations. The one…

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How ethical are you?

How ethical are you?

Ask any person if they’re ethical and the answer will be an immediate, “Of course.” Why is it, then, that we are experiencing a complete breakdown of ethical behaviour in the country? Recent revelations about…

Who are today’s heroes?

Since time began, human beings have looked to, and admired, certain people who they believed were “stronger” than others. They called them heroes. We have however evolved to the point where we possibly need to…

What does accountability mean to Markus Jooste or you?

It should come as no surprise to hear that Markus Jooste does not see himself as being responsible in any way for the Steinhoff value implosion. That’s one of the reasons why this generation is…

How good a musician are you?

Musicians are often regarded as scatter brained, undisciplined, unfocused people. When it comes to playing their instruments, though, business leaders can learn a lot from musicians. Ask most people their general opinion of musicians and…

Are you afraid of the dragons?

Where would we be without maps? The frank answer to that question is that we probably wouldn’t know! Yes, maps are wonderful aids to help us find where we are, and to help us find…