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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...
“Accountability closes the gap between intention and results.” – Sandra Gallagher

“Accountability closes the gap between intention and results.” – Sandra Gallagher

I’ve often found a level of confusion in people’s minds between ‘responsibility’ and ‘accountability’ so let’s clarify this first. ‘Responsibility’ can be thought of as what happens before and during an action – somebody who is responsible for something has a duty to...
The Power of Accountable Leadership

The Power of Accountable Leadership

One of the problems of leadership is often a lack of people to hold them accountable. After all, as “the boss” who is going to ensure you take responsibility for your actions, and really do what you say you will? Often the vision described is done so to rally people...
“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.” – Bob Nardelli

“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum capabilities.” – Bob Nardelli

It’s interesting to see that the top-earning athletes and entertainers use coaches to improve performance, while few businesspeople seem to. And yet, there is increasing evidence to show that it is just as important for leaders to work with coaches as it is for...