Tag Archives: Managers

Machine and human

It’s sometimes worth looking up from the day to day routine and thinking about what is over the horizon. This applies to us all as individuals, just as much as it does to the managers and leaders set over us. … Continue reading

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Generation Z

Just when you thought you’d heard all you needed to hear about Millennials, here comes another generation right behind them. Generation Z or Gen Z is the demographic cohort born in the mid-1990s to mid-2000s. Most of Gen Z have used the Internet since … Continue reading

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Workspace woes

The world of work still needs an effective solution to the shaping of productive office space. Here in Africa, relatively few of us have the privilege of working in offices. Far more people work in small retail outlets, factories and … Continue reading

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Constructive Complaint

I have a friend who loves to complain. In fact, for him, complaining about service is less of a hobby and more of a second career. He is persistent; he is detailed. He reaches far into the targeted organisation and … Continue reading

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Upward delegation

A common complaint I hear from senior managers sounds something like this: “I work very hard to meet targets, my junior staff members do not.  In fact I seem do most of their work for them.” I can almost see some … Continue reading

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Executive burnout

As we enter the last month of the business year, the working days of people in enterprises all over the world tend to have much in common. For junior staff and managers, December is often a wind down, with thoughts … Continue reading

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Let them go

Strong cultures can cope with resignations Last week, I talked about personal branding. And specifically how important it is to be a good leaver: to resign professionally when you decide on a job change.I shared some advice from leading executive … Continue reading

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Resign properly

It’s about your personal brand Much is said, and many dollars earned, by people who want to instruct you on developing your personal brand. All around us we see grooming coaches, personal dressers and shoppers, and superannuated PR men working … Continue reading

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CSR:A BUSINESS ACRONYM THAT MERITS INVESTIGATION

As a general statement,I am not in favor of acronyms.In my experience, they are a barrier to understanding.Experts use acronyms to maintain their superiority.Bluffers use acronyms for the same reason. Company managers shorten names of their enterprises to reduce time … Continue reading

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Enough is enough

Setting appropriate goals for your brand If you are successful in business you tend to drive yourself hard. If you are a competent brand owner or brand manager you often set ambitious goals for your brand. Aiming high. But sometimes … Continue reading

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