Leaders on Leadership
Creative leadership: getting the best from creative people Billion-dollar brands can be made or broken on a single advertising campaign
Billion-dollar brands can be made or broken on a single advertising campaign, making it essential to have the right people putting out your message; especially in the modern world
01 Oct 2018
All the important little things add up Khanyi Makwala was amazing to work with. No task was too small and no challenge was too big.
Khanyi Makwala was amazing to work with. No task was too small and no challenge was too big. She obviously loved her role and exuded confidence in all she did. From the moment I
08 Aug 2018
INSIDE THE BEST INTERNATIONAL HOTEL GROUP Entrenching its position in Sub-Saharan Africa as a leading hospitality provider in the region, Marriott International bagged two major hotel category awards at the Business Traveller Africa Awards late last year
Voted as the Best Business Hotel Group and The Best International Hotel Group in South Africa, the hospitality giant has been recognised for its strong footprint, quality and
08 May 2018
UNDER NEW LEADERSHIP Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as President has elicited a wave of optimism amongst South Africans who are hungry for a change
South Africans are yearning for a new leader in whom they can place their dwindling trust. As fate will have it, cometh the hour cometh the man, and it’s none other than
05 Apr 2018
CORPORATE CULTURE IS NOT THE HR DEPARTMENT'S RESPONSIBILITY The Human Resources (HR) role has evolved significantly over the years—from being purely administrative to including training and development for succession planning, to pioneering employee relations initiatives
Historically, HR has been seen as a timid role with team members seldom challenging nor having a real voice when it came to how executives lead. While championing and socialising
27 Feb 2018 - B. E. / T. L. C.
AVERT DANGER BY KEEPING UP WITH WORKPLACE SAFETY TRENDS Rewind to about 125 years ago and a vastly different picture of labour safety emerges. What was then largely an agricultural economy, was moving swiftly into the industrial age, especially in South Africa (SA), which was experiencing the gold mining boom.
Rewind to about 125 years ago and a vastly different picture of labour safety emerges. What was then largely an agricultural economy, was moving swiftly into the industrial age,
27 Feb 2018 - A. M. / C. I. S. G.
BUILDING A WORLD WHERE EVERYBODY WORKS LESS FOR MORE MONEY During a recent heated debate about annual leave with the executives of one of France’s largest financial services businesses in Paris, the rationale for work today subtly took over proceedings
Macron’s old France: The young and energetic French President, Emmanuel Macron, had just taken a robust and tenacious stance in wanting to push productivity in French
27 Feb 2018 - R. C.
STEINHOFF - THE DROWNED FROG In relation to the Steinhoff debacle, I’ve been thinking about Yale historian Timothy Snyder’s book on tyranny. In his preface he makes the point that history does not repeat, but it does instruct.
Steinhoff’s share price plummet has sent a shockwave throughout the country in one of South Africa’s biggest corporate failures ever. There are people working very
27 Feb 2018 - P. O. S. / D. o. R. B. S.
LEADERS IN LUXURY Ernest Corbett When wishes come true
The story of one of Cape Town’s finest luxury hotspots, Tintswalo Atlantic, is one of triumph and trepidation for flamboyant owner, Ernest Corbett, who took a shed and
09 Jan 2018 - G. S.
SUPERCOOL CARLO Last year, I was privileged enough to have the opportunity to interview Carlo Ancelotti, one of the world’s leading football coaches. He has a golden pedigree and had won everything there was to win in the most challenging environment of European professional football.
He had first won the prestigious European Champions League whilst coaching AC Milan at the tender age of 42. He had gone on to coach my beloved Chelsea FC, here in England, Real
15 Nov 2017 - S. r.
WHEN THE DEATH BELL TOLLS Will they be paying back the money? They, being Bell Pottinger, who unashamedly charged a 100 000 monthly retainer to cause havoc in South Africa with a white monopoly capital smear campaign bankrolled by Gupta millions.
The irony of a non-South African family investing in a lily-white international reputation management firm to campaign against white businesses in the country is almost too much
08 Nov 2017 - R. l. R.
SKIN IN THE GAME - BUT HOW MUCH? ‘Skin in the game’—that much-loved phrase coined by Warren Buffett—refers to a situation in which executives use their own money to buy shares in the company they are running. In so doing, they pin their personal investment money to their company.
Some say this adds to their vested interest in the company’s success and hence, aligning their rewards to actual performance. Others question the truth of this, offering the
07 Nov 2017 - P. O. S.
KEEPING SOUTH AFRICAN JUSTICE ALIVE AND ACCESSIBLE Keeping South African justice alive and accessible
Faced with the injustices of an undemocratic South Africa from a young age, a little boy, who had witnessed his grandfather’s unfair treatment from the people who were
28 Jun 2017
TNK ATTORNEYS Brandell Turner is the straight-shooting Partner and Director of TNK Attorneys, a mid-size Cape Town-based firm that punches well above its weight, for good reason
I don’t sweat the MBA stuff. I don’t fool myself into believing that everyone who works at TNK share my vision. You’re a small firm, but that doesn’t hold
14 Jun 2017
Small Enterprise Finance Agency (sefa) Funding a future for SMMEs
For many small businesses operating in a challenging economy, access to finance may often seem unattainable due to either a lack of collateral or security required by most
26 Apr 2017
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