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The importance of appreciating and recognising employees

Humans, in general, have a desire to be valued and appreciated. This is regardless of rank, status, profession, culture etc. A little appreciation can go a long way. In her 2013 Harvard Commencement speech, Oprah Winfrey captured the importance of appreciation and recognition to human beings. She said, “I have to say that the single […]

How to successfully adopt minimalistic HR

Organizations are slowly buying into the realization that HR is doing too much and that the list of HR initiatives is far too long. Behind this thinking is the notion that what employees and management are looking for is more impact, with less effort. Employees and management are of the view that HR tends to […]

HOW TO DEAL WITH THE CHALLENGES OF WORKING FROM HOME

In response to the uncertainties presented by Covid-19, many companies have asked their non-essential employees to work remotely. Working out of the office and separated many employees and their managers from each other for the first time. Although it is always preferable to establish clear remote-work policies and training in advance, in times of crisis […]
Lessons from lockdown- working from home

Lessons from lockdown- working from home

What I find interesting is that due to the lockdown situation we have been forced to allow people to work from home. I have recently done my first training intervention online using Zoom, something that I have always been sceptical about. Due to little preparation time, I am sure it was not ideal for the […]
140	Books in my Audible Library that are worth reading for any serious business person

140 Books in my Audible Library that are worth reading for any serious business person

I read books. I have more than 140 books in my Amazon audible library. I have picked some of the insightful ones which I think are worth reading. The advantage of using Amazon Audible is that I can use my idle time at home or when travelling to listen to these books. Some of these […]
20 Books that Changed my Life

20 Books that Changed my Life

One of the lessons I learnt very early in life is that most of the personal development should be self-driven. The majority of what I know as a Consultant is self-taught and experimentation in real life. I read lots of books. When on the road I  listen to one to two audiobooks. I use most […]
Work-life balance – how to improve your work-life balance

Work-life balance – how to improve your work-life balance

“No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I spent more time at the office” – Paul Tsongas Work-life balance describes dividing one’s time and energy between their work and the aspects of their personal lives. Achieving a work-life balance is challenging. At times, at can be difficult to make time for family, friends, […]
Is Psychometric Testing the Backbone of the Success of a Company

Is Psychometric Testing the Backbone of the Success of a Company

Introduction When many people hear the concept of Psychometric Testing they become confused or sceptical about using them. The biggest reason for this is probably because they do not understand what Psychometric Tests really are. When one is confused about something, trusting it is hard. Have you ever lost out on something big because you […]
Governance Highlights from Warren Buffet’s Letter to Shareholders

Governance Highlights from Warren Buffet’s Letter to Shareholders

Every year Warren Buffet writes a letter to Berkshire shareholders highlighting key performance developments. This letter draws the attention of analyst and fund managers. As I was reading this letter  I noted key issues that were highlighted as regards to how corporate governance can be handled. Below I quote verbatim some of the key highlights […]
ZIMBABWE 2019: NATIONAL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT BENCHMARKING REPORT

ZIMBABWE 2019: NATIONAL EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT BENCHMARKING REPORT

Employee Engagement is defined as a heightened emotional connection that an employee feels for his or her organisation that influences him or her to exert greater discretionary effort to his or her work. A study conducted by Gallup, Inc. in the 1990s identified Employee Engagement as the most important factor in helping companies grow. Several, […]


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