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Coaching for change

This short paper highlights some obstacles encountered in dealing with ‘change’ whether personal or organisational, and identifies some useful, and perhaps unusual, techniques to employ in overcoming these obstacles.Individual obstacles to change. Can leaders change?…

Coaching and nurturing disruptors

Labels! – It is a very common habit that most of us demonstrate – the need to use labels to describe others’ behaviour. Maybe it goes back to our primeval instincts which prompt the question;…

Contractors must take responsibility for alcohol and drug testing of their employees

Many industrial organisations make use of contractors to fulfil certain aspects of their operations. The contractor sends their employees to report to the client’s site to fulfil their duties, yet these employees are not part…

Focus on employee growth can result in business growth

The world of work is shifting its focus from the organisation to the individual. Those organisations that keep their talent are those that pay as much attention to the employee value proposition as they do…

The art of leverage: delegating people effectively

The premise behind leverage in business is a simple one: better utilise your resources, to do more with less. It’s the successful execution of leverage, however, that can be a little more complicated.In business, leverage…

The secrets to making it as a thriving entrepreneur

While every entrepreneur is unique and each story is different, there is a common factor that unites them – they take risks, follow their dreams and pursue their passions.Take the winners of the 702 and…

South Africans do not trust their workplaces

Very low Index score of 57 should be addressed by corporate South Africa to ensure sustainability in business. Results of South Africa’s first National Corporate Trust Index shows that employees experience a very low level…

Dismissing an employee without evidence of a breakdown of trust

Easi Access Rental (Pty) Ltd v Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration 8 BLLR 783 (LC).The nature and seriousness of misconduct can be enough to infer the breakdown of the trust relationship without evidence being…

Can a chairperson in a disciplinary appeal impose a more severe sanction?

Employers sometimes underestimate the importance of their disciplinary code and procedure as it is often regarded as a mere guideline. However, employers often miss out on the opportunity to prescribe important powers to chairpersons especially…

Barriers within the workplace facing people with disabilities

One of the greatest barriers to the employment of people with disabilities is not physical access to business premises (although that remains a major issue); it’s attitude. Fear, ignorance and stereotypes contribute to people with…

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