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“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” – Josh Billings

“Half of the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.” – Josh Billings

How true this is… When we suffer overwhelm or feelings of not being able to get the important stuff done, it’s so often the results of jumping in and saying yes too quickly. Although Josh Billings (the nom-de-plume of Henry Wheeler Shaw) was known as a humourist in...
Coaching is Transforming Business Leadership – Why & How

Coaching is Transforming Business Leadership – Why & How

Every professional sportsperson recognises the value of coaching if they’re to reach their peak performance, but this is still relatively rare among executives and other professional businesspeople. However, a number of studies have conclusively shown the massive...
7 Biggest CEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

7 Biggest CEO Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Being a CEO can be tough – as the old adage goes, “It’s lonely at the top.” Yet some CEOs lead really successful businesses and do so wherever they are. How do they achieve this? Simply, by learning about best practices, and following these, while avoiding the CEO...
Unretirement – Overcoming the Skills Shortage with an Untapped Resource

Unretirement – Overcoming the Skills Shortage with an Untapped Resource

There is no question that there’s a global skills shortage – not just among the developed countries, but the developing ones, too, like South Africa – with no less than 87% of companies either already experiencing this, or expecting to do so within the next few years,...
Inflation – Reducing the Risks to Your Business with the 5 Cs

Inflation – Reducing the Risks to Your Business with the 5 Cs

In my previous post, I touched on why a little inflation is desirable, but high inflation almost inevitably leads to a recession, and presents a number of challenges and risks to business, including: Rising input / running and borrowing costs Declining customer demand...