Category: Leadership

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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7 things John Maxwell learnt from nearly dying

7 things John Maxwell learnt from nearly dying

April 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

John Maxwell is a leadership expert, coach and author who has sold more than 20 million books. He speaks to Fortune 100 companies, government leaders and organizations such as the United Nations and NFL. I was recently reading an article where he spoke about the 7 most important things he learned after suffering from a […]

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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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Ditch these 3 bad habits and be a better leader

Ditch these 3 bad habits and be a better leader

April 5, 2012 | Comments (0)

Marshall Goldsmith is an expert at helping global leaders overcome their sometimes unconscious annoying habits and attain a higher level of success. Named one of the five most-respected executive coaches by Forbes and a top-ten executive educator by the Wall Street Journal”, Goldsmith has worked with some of the most influential leaders in Fortune 500 […]

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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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It’s “Who knows you” not “Who you know”

It’s “Who knows you” not “Who you know”

February 2, 2012 | Comments (0)

People do business with people they like, know and trust An interview with Karl Smith, founder of Business Networking South Africa. Q: Why is business networking and relationship building important and beneficial to a business or individual professional? YOUR personal and professional success depends on the diversity and quality of your interpersonal relationships. Relationships can […]

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Top 5 tips for being a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur

Top 5 tips for being a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur

January 26, 2012 | Comments (0)

An interview with Ross Schibler, serial hi-tech, entrepreneur in Silicon Valley A serial entrepreneur, southern African born Ross Schibler has founded and sold two successful hi-tech companies, raised millions, and invented new technology. He shares with us top tips from his experience playing the Silicon Valley entrepreneur game. Tip # 1 Growing a startup is about […]

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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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