VIEWPOINT: Speaking to acknowledge

“For best results, keep your emotions in check …” At some point you are going to be asked to speak in praise. This might take the form of a speech at a wedding, birthday, farewell, retirement party, or Christmas party. Owing to its perception of simplicity, most people don’t prepare in advance for this type…

SPECIAL REPORT: Integrated thinking

Graham Terry discusses a new era in corporate governance and management It always amazes me that humankind can believe in an accepted “truth” for long periods of time without really challenging the foundation on which it is built. There are many examples in history, but for purposes of illustration I mention one: the belief that…

VIEWPOINT: Speaking myths debunked

“Stage time is an invaluable opportunity to influence other people and to implement change.” When it comes to speaking in public there are many myths that hold people back from speaking. In this article, let us debunk some of those common public speaking myths. Myth 1 – Canned speeches are good A canned speech is…

VIEWPOINT: Management and motivation

“What motivates the best of teams to come together and perform at crunch time?” Any non-football supporter could be forgiven for thinking the FIFA World Cup in July was all about the money. The news covered how three African teams threatened various strike actions unless they were paid their cash bonuses up front; that the…

MOTORING REPORT – An industry driven by innovation and early adoption

The ongoing migration to driver-based fleet management Fleet management, which includes the full ecosystem of vehicle supply, maintenance, vehicle replacement, vehicle selection, insurance, accident management and more, is enabled by fleet telematics providers. Monique Verduyn reports Fleet telematics makes it possible for businesses of all sizes to achieve a tangible return on investment by improving…