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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...
How an Unretirement Policy will Improve Your Business

How an Unretirement Policy will Improve Your Business

Last week I wrote about how an Unretirement policy – enabling older workers who would previously have been expected to retire – can be a significant driver in overcoming the skills shortage. This clearly struck a chord with many people, judging by the number of ‘hits’...
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

Sometimes referred to as the father of American literature, Mark Twain really hit the nail on the head here – age is most certainly an issue of mind over matter! Speaking for myself, I feel very little different now to what I did 30 years ago (I need glasses now for...
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,...
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to do.’ ” – Lao Tzu

“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to do.’ ” – Lao Tzu

An interesting point from the Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu, who lived some 2500 years ago. And in these comparatively rushed times, something to really think about – is it really  a case of “I don’t have time”?. All the promises of technology...