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What makes greatness? Ah, but what kills it?

What makes greatness? Ah, but what kills it?

May 10, 2012 | Comments (0)

The world’s leading CEO’s have endless theories, opinions, examples and ideas on what led to their greatness. A few of our favorites include: Richard Branson, Virgin: He relies on his ability to get the best from individuals by creating challenging environments—“Virgin staff are not mere hired hands. They are not managerial pawns in some gigantic […]

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"I'm South African" says global CEO

“I’m South African” says global CEO

May 3, 2012 | Comments (0)

Anthony Vidergauz is former CEO of California Closets, a high-end custom storage company that brought him to the US 23 years ago. He and his partner acquired the struggling small home improvement company from Williams Sonoma in 1994 and under Anthony’s leadership the company eventually tripled revenues to a $250 million enterprise with over 100 […]

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3 simple stories from Steve Jobs

3 simple stories from Steve Jobs

April 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

“Stay hungry, stay foolish” were the final words of perhaps the greatest commencement speech of all time. Steve Jobs’ 2005 presentation to the graduating class of Stanford University has been called “a lesson in life, a morality tale about discovery, passion, vision, morality, redemption, and the meaning of existence—all revealed through three simple stories.”* VIDEO: Drawing […]

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Warren Buffet’s Way with Words Wins over the World

Warren Buffet’s Way with Words Wins over the World

March 29, 2012 | Comments (0)

If you’re a leader you need to sell your product or service, command a room, motivate employees, persuade investors, align teams, and enlist allies. Yes, you’ll need brains and some sort of talent to do so but that doesn’t go too far without solid communications skills. Politicians know very well that communication is performance. If […]

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Change is good if understood

Change is good if understood

March 8, 2012 | Comments (0)

Part 1: “My life is doomed!” – understand your audiences’  issues Yes, change related to your business is inevitable. Resistance to that change from employees is just as certain. Sure, we are logical human beings and see the practical benefits of change. Yet we are also emotional beings and our thoughts might go like this: […]

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The new business model for our times?

The new business model for our times?

January 19, 2012 | Comments (0)

Today, we as individuals have far more power within organizations and in society than ever before. Our ability to lead and influence is supported by a less structured world (free of old constraining management styles) and our ability to connect and bond through the instant global internet. Now, our individual voices can push organizations and inspire […]

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Excel in business today with the SAABC Business Blog!

Excel in business today with the SAABC Business Blog!

January 11, 2012 | Comments (0)

Yes it’s true, the phrase “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” is one of our favorites! However, WHO you know will teach you a good portion of WHAT you know too. We are thrilled to bring you the SAABC Business Blog where you will hear from South African professionals who have pioneered […]

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