Today’s leaders have a far wider mandate than yesterday’s ‘number crunchers’ with an influence that extends beyond just their company. This is evident in the vast cases of corruption and poor governance in corporate South Africa that have tarnished the integrity and credibility of our finance profession. However, the profession can rebuild trust at lightning…
Gender equality is not about being politically correct and keeping the peace – it’s proven to be a factor in whether or not societies thrive and has been identified as a business competitive advantage. Your business needs to ensure you’re enjoying the benefits of improved gender parity to give you the best chance at sustainable…
A few years back, I would have told you that I had everything that I had ever wanted. In four short years of being an academic at a world-renowned university, with lecturer score ratings significantly above average, research being recognised and published internationally and locally, setting SAICA’s professional exams, and authoring a textbook for a…
Leaders are the artist responsible for creating the portrait of their organisation of tomorrow; setting the tone and guiding the creative strokes of growth strategies that are painted on their business canvass. Much like in the arts, the right tools are key to unlocking the creative masterpiece. Read the full article here.
In February 2019, the IAASB released exposure drafts for quality management at firm and engagement levels for public comment. This article provides an overview of the key proposed changes in the new and revised requirements Read the full article here.
We recently lost a colleague and friend, Dr Beric Croome. When thinking about Beric and the legacy that he leaves behind, we find all the answers to the question, ‘What makes a good leader?’ Read the full article here.
Councillors are urged to appoint CFOs who meet the minimum competency levels in order to improve the effective financial management of municipalities, as one of the root causes for poor audit outcomes is key officials lacking appropriate competencies. Read the full article here.
Organising for speed has become a critical component in today’s consumer market. Here are six things companies must get right Read the full article here.
There are conflicting views on leadership and management – one being that they are not mutually exclusive and that leadership can only be demonstrated in contexts where people are being managed. My view is that entrepreneurs can be the first demonstrators of leadership. Read the full article here.
It is no longer sufficient to hire leaders based solely on performance data or the word of top executives. To ensure leaders not only deliver performance results but are also great people requires a more thoughtful view of hiring that considers a range of factors and procedures. Read the full article here.