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Accounting Technician [AT(SA)], Associate General Accountant [AGA(SA)] and Chartered Accountant [CA(SA)].

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VIEWPOINT: Eliminating Crutch Words

We have been guilty of using these in our conversations and speeches. It helps us to get through a stressful public engagement, but to our audience, we might be perceived as being unprepared, incompetent and lacking confidence COMMON CRUTCH WORDS Filler crutch words include ‘Um’ and ‘Ah’ which don’t really mean anything. Emphasis crutch words…

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FEATURE: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I was recently asked to share a few thoughts and my anecdotal observations on corporate governance at a cocktail function in Windhoek. Serving on boards has provided me with more than just active and passive observations, certainly also lifelong lessons and most definitely scars I am involved in a research project on the definitive links…

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FEATURE: Shaping Tomorrow’s Workers For a Fast-Changing World

In truth, we know embarrassingly little about tomorrow’s jobs. Interdisciplinary and holistic education and research are indispensable as the workplace combines cognitive skills with teamwork and debate with focus on adaptability, replacing silo thinking with a flexible approach that applies knowledge from multiple sectors that at first appearances may not seem relevant. In many industries…

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VIEWPOINT: Entrepreneurs Deserve To Retire

While entrepreneurs may be exceptional in building a small or large business, that expertise, tenacity and personality do not guarantee them a successful retirement Research shows that between 70% and 80% of small businesses in South Africa fail and fewer than 50% survive beyond five years. But entrepreneurship is not just about start-ups. Richemont, Nike,…

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ANALYSIS: 6 Mythbusters on NOCLAR

The amendments to the IRBA Code of Professional Conduct for Registered Auditors (IRBA Code) relating to Non-compliance with Laws and Regulations (NOCLAR) may still be relatively new, but have you already been a victim of a myth or two? It happens to all of us. A standard or legislative amendment is released and before you’ve…

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The Importance of Mentoring

A reality imposed by the fast pace of change, both within the organisation and that imposed by the external environment, is that organisations cannot rely purely on formal structures for the continuous development of its people. In the daily interactions between manager and direct reports, between colleagues, and in interactions that happen cross-functionally, there are…

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VIEWPOINT: Building an entrepreneurial culture

Last year this time I wrote that you should take an entrepreneurial view of your organisation and start experimenting and breaking stuff. Why? Because if you don’t foster a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation, you’re going to get left behind. If you thought 2017 was fast-paced and disruptive, hold onto your seats as we enter…

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