leadership
HR

Will 2021 bring a new breed of leadership?

- January 27, 2021 4 MIN READ

In times of crisis, we look to strong leadership to get us through. 2020 has been nothing short of a disaster for many of us and many businesses have been pushed into unprecedented territories with only words such as adapt and pivot left to buoy them as they weather the storm, writes Amanda Rose. Some… Read more »

vulnerability
Opinion

Why vulnerability could be your new business super power

- January 13, 2021 5 MIN READ

I’ve been running businesses for nearly 17 years and driven down the roads of incredible confidence, feeling invincible to crushing defeat and vulnerability. And I’m banking that most readers would have travelled similarly, writes Sue Parker. During 2020 many businesses laid bare their economic, mental health and sustainability fears. Indeed it was a year of… Read more »

HR

Work, culture and the cloud – what 2020 has taught us

- October 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

We’ve learned a lot this year. Businesses have had to deal with numerous challenges brought on by lockdowns, health concerns and remote working. We have seen businesses shift focus or completely rethink their business model. A third of the country’s working population had to adapt to the working from home reality – with mixed results,… Read more »

HR

Tell tale signs of a toxic workplace

- October 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

Have you ever had that feeling that you have landed in a toxic workplace? asks Mark LeBusque, Harvard-trained consultant, author and founder and director of The Human Manager. Something doesn’t feel right. Your logical and intuitive selves seem to be at a standoff, neither prepared to give an inch. The ‘logical you’ is creating stories… Read more »

new way of thinking
Opinion

Why we need to adopt a new way of thinking

- October 5, 2020 2 MIN READ

COVID-19 has tested leadership in unimaginable ways and created change that is here to stay. Leaders who can stay level-headed, emphasize clarity, motivate a team, act decisively and quickly amidst uncertainty and risk are better placed for survival and reinvention, writes Sharon Williams, Founder and CEO, Taurus Marketing. Be honest if you want to instil… Read more »

News

Leading through a crisis; how to hold your head high 

- May 6, 2020 4 MIN READ

As the world goes into meltdown, government’s scramble to do what is best for communities and some show their true colours,  a crisis such as coronavirus clears space for leaders to be a voice of reason and calm, especially for those in small business who are facing catastrophic repercussions to their economy, writes Annette Densham.… Read more »

Features

5 tips for business survival during the pandemic

- April 28, 2020 2 MIN READ

Internationally renowned business growth expert, UniSA’s Professor Jana Matthews is encouraging businesses to step back and carefully assess their business before making any radical decisions about their future. “Whether a company will survive in times of uncertainty ­– and is positioned for growth on the other side ­– will largely depend on how they lead… Read more »

culture
Features

Why your business culture matters now more than ever

- April 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

It’s a challenging time. COVID-19 has forced significant changes. People are working remotely and businesses are scrambling to keep their doors open. It happened in the blink of an eye and most people were caught unprepared. What has this taught you about the culture of your business? Culture is the glue that holds everything together.… Read more »

Features

Leadership in turbulent times: How to lead amidst a frightening pandemic

- April 12, 2020 3 MIN READ

Whether you’re a self-employed contractor or business owner, now is the time to call upon emotional intelligence and leverage it in your favour to help you survive the coronavirus crisis, writes business coach and leadership mentor, Daniel Tolson What is Emotional Intelligence and How Does it Differ from Social Intelligence? What is emotional intelligence though?… Read more »