Working ways have changed. Our workforce is dominated by a transformed, gender-balanced and super-energised younger generation. Our critical leadership attributes have not kept pace and a leadership culture of ‘command and control’ still exists. These days are over. Read more
Possibly one of the hardest soft skills to develop, emotional intelligence (EQ) is not only a game changer in the smart leader’s toolkit but an essential skill that when developed is worthy of superpower status. Read Usha Maharaj’s full article here.
There is a saying, ‘the only constant is change’. This also true in B-BBEE legislation. The often-heard statement that ‘the goal posts keeps shifting’ seems to carry some truth as new pieces of B-BBEE legislation is enacted all the time. Read Anton’s full article here.
The donation of an asset to a trust triggers both donations tax and capital gains tax. The sale of an asset to a trust against a low or interest-free loan previously only triggered capital gains tax. Section 7C of the Income Tax Act was inserted to correct this position by deeming a donation to also…
Leading others is daunting, but it’s the reason I get up every day. To influence and lead others is a privilege – and honestly, the most exciting part of my job. Great leadership transforms societies. But how can we measure it? Read Brett’s full article here.
According to the SAICA 2016 SMME Insight Report, over 80% of SMMEs do not do business with Government at any level. This is due to SMMEs viewing the government bidding process as being too complicated, taking too long, and lacking in transparency. Read the full article here.
One of the main reasons entrepreneurs fail is because they lack access to expert support − the type of knowledge and insight, not to mention technical skill, that keeps their businesses humming while they focus on product and market development. Help may come from an unexpected source, says Anton Colella. Read the full article here.
In modern marketing, there is a new reality in which marketers have to compete for shoppers’ attention online long before a purchase decision is mad. Read the full article here.
According to the 2016 Money Project, there are 60 major stock exchanges in the world with a total value of $69 trillion. 93% of global stock value is represented by three continents – and Africa isn’t one of them (1,5% of global share). 16 exchanges account for 87% of global market capitalisation. Read Mike’s full…
At special occasions, I observe how most people happily record the event on their mobile devices and few volunteers to conduct a toast. It seems that most people either lack the skill of toasting or feel embarrassed by the formality of doing so. Read Dineshrie’s full article here.