Dealing with Economic Uncertainty and System Meltdown – 5 Tips for South African Businesses

Introduction The global financial crisis and its aftermath are certainly a major challenge. But they also present opportunities for businesses to become more innovative and creative in order to adapt to new economic realities. Here are five tips on how South African companies can survive and thrive during this period of economic uncertainty: Open up Your Company The first step […]

Innovative Methods To Engage and Motivate Learning

What does an IR code have to do with learning? Is innovation in the world of learning only applicable to the millennial generation? Are more mature learners satisfied with the current pedagogical strategies that are employed in adult learning environments? These are seemingly arbitrary questions that are often not considered by many educators today for a number of reasons. They […]

10 Success Principles to Live By

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. This is true for all businesses and ventures. I have often found this among clients, whether it is SMEs requiring business coaching; training employees within large companies; setting up systems, processes and strategies and even helping non-profit organizations to leverage off of enterprise development and socio-economic development. Despite the […]

The Greatest Sales Hurdle is Ourselves

When I sit down to write a blog, I try to think how I can provide value from my thoughts; how it will make some aspect of lives a little easier, or at least understandable. I try to think of challenges that any person in business experiences on a daily basis and one word comes up over and over again […]

Sales and the Sardine Run

My last blog really focused on the soft side of the sale, but almost exclusively from the salesperson’s point of view. It is really important to understand our own abilities and limitations – and then to do whatever we can to exceed these; either through practice, experience, knowledge or a healthy combination of all three. Even then the picture is […]