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.
That the world is a much smaller place thanks to the Internet and digital communication technology has probably not escaped anyone’s notice. But are you truly harnessing this to do your business better, and to grow beyond South Africa’s borders? Read Kevin Phillips’ full article here.
In an increasingly saturated and changing marketplace, your brand needs to shine brightly in order to stand out, says Simon Grainger. Do you have a clear sense of what your ‘why’ is? Are you merely a company that offers accounting services or is there a deeper purpose underpinning your brand? Read Simon’s full article here.
Matt Knight (MK) from SAICA spoke to Carrick Wealth Director of Corporate and Client Solutions Anthony Palmer CA(SA) and Sion Gelgor CA(SA), Wealth Specialist at Carrick, about retirement planning in South Africa and offshore and asked them, first, about saving money. Hope is a false plan. The reality is that we are all retiring later,…
The global economy has necessitated working across cultures and navigating the complexities of diversity. Leaders often focus on endless ‘tasks’ and neglect the ‘process’ of achieving those tasks. Organisation development practitioners are skilled in assisting leaders to attend to ‘process’. Read Paolo’s full article by fast-tracking here.