Human Resource Skills for People Managers

Have you heard the statement ‘people are the most important assets” when referring to an organisation? I’m sure you have, and even if you haven’t, it’s likely you believe this statement to be true. Whether you’re a human resource manager, a line manager, or even a team leader, you’re aware of the value people add […]

Lessons every entrepreneur can learn from Madiba

This month, we celebrate the greatness that is Nelson Mandela. As we fast approach Nelson Mandela Day (18 July), reflecting on his messages of hope and perseverance is inspiring and can be applied everywhere – especially entrepreneurship.  Nelson Mandela’s name will always be held high among the list of effective global leadership. Here’s how his […]

How diversity makes teams more innovative

Diversity in the workplace

Creating something new whether it be a new idea or concept is by definition creativity. Innovation is using this creativity to change or enhance processes, people, teams or organizations. Innovation and Creativity Most businesses these days are all going through or facing change. An ever-changing global marketplace is a driving force behind these changes. With […]

What are the five leadership styles?

Not all leaders are created equal. Each business has different requirements and effective business management need varying leadership qualities to ensure success. There are five different leadership styles that entrepreneurs and managers usually use. It is important for any aspiring leader to know the different styles in order to identify their own, or to be […]

5 ways to improve business efficiency

improve business efficiency

The lifeblood of any efficient company depends on the way the business is run, not just from a top level management perspective, but filtering through, all the way down to the baseline employees. The following suggestions to improve company operations will provide you with top tips to improve business efficiency in the workplace. Your business […]

South Africans are concerned about their working futures

The economic and political situation in South Africa has all of her citizens concerned about their job security, especially in the years to come. A research report conducted by MasterStart reveals that a mere 23.8% of working South Africans believe that their current skills will keep them employed in ten years time. One undeniable fact […]

Leadership styles: Four common types in business

Did you know there are four types of leadership styles? Often, a leader doesn’t just adopt one of these styles, but all four are present in their methods of management. And, did you know that their style changes based on a number of factors? That’s right; leaders are a little more calculated than one might […]

Do you have these important leadership qualities?

Perhaps you’re interested in pursuing a career in leadership, or maybe you haven’t yet given it a thought. Either way, establishing whether or not you possess these critical leadership qualities may just validate your decision to enter into the field. It may only just spark a light bulb moment that a career in leadership may, […]

4 unlikely skills that can drive your team to victory

We can go on and on about the many technical and conceptual skills every great manager needs. Skills such as: communication, organisation, analytical and logical skills, basic financial skills … the list goes on. However, there are a few unlikely skills every manager should develop to drive their team to victory – skills you may […]