Birds Without Wings Can’t Fly to Success

Effective leaders know that you can’t achieve true organisational success unless the workforce are engaged with the agenda. Employee engagement is intrinsic to a culture that augments organisational success. A key element of this is exposing people’s capabilities and...

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“Our People Are Our Greatest Asset.” Erm… Really?!

A recent post I read on LinkedIn reminded me of a point I raised at a leadership round-table discussion a while ago. I smiled to myself as I remembered the looks on the faces of my co-panellists when I started talking about the ubiquitous phrase, “Our people are our...

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Are You Kept Awake at Night by the Issue of Cost Control?

As a CEO, you’re naturally juggling a number of hats, responsibilities and pressures, so the last thing you need to be faced with is a poorly performing Procurement function. So if cost control is keeping you awake at night, perhaps it’s time to consider how effective...

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Comment on The Economist Online: “A Sub-Saharan Spring?”

Oliver August’s piece, “A Sub-Saharan Spring?”, centred on the identical premise I proffered in two recent articles – “A Rising Africa!” in New African, Nov. 2011, and “African Renaissance” in Corporate Africa, June 2011. Oliver appears to share my view that the...

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