11 04, 2016

Let me know your weakness and I will tell you my strength

At some point or another, we have all had to sit through the grilling of an interview. Some of us might even have had to face answering the BIG question: What are your weaknesses? All of a sudden there was a struggle within us, a conflict with our desire to present ourselves in a [...]

8 02, 2016

Valentine’s Day and what it has to do with business success

A love affair celebrated world wide, is called Valentine’s Day. This day which is dedicated to lovers, is right around the corner! In fact, you have exactly 6 days to rush out and get your loved one a gift they may, want, need, or even expect! These gifts will reflect all your thoughts and feelings [...]

20 03, 2014

Leading upwards…

I realise again and again the challenges leaders have in leading upwards. On the one hand it is understandable: how do I give my honest views to my superior, knowing that he/she has the power over my salary, my bonus, my appraisal? At the same time this is what the superior often asks for: honest [...]

13 02, 2014

Spread the Love!

Many people are now in Valentines frenzy, looking for little things they can give to prove their love for someone special. How do you show your appreciation to those within your business/ you are working for? It over and over again fascinates me, how people just work so much better and with an improved attitude, [...]

29 01, 2014

“So, attitude is a choice??”

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So often we get stuck in dead-end thinking. "I can't...", "I'll never be able to...", "If he would just do ...., then..." and so the list continues. Realising I cannot change things beyond my control, only myself, can also be frustrating. Reason: I have to change my attitude or do things differently, and only I [...]

10 12, 2013


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Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and [...]

3 12, 2013

‘Employment relations in agriculture: moving from confrontation to collaboration’

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Guest speaker Prof Barney Jordaan This was the topic for the Forum that took place in Stellenbosch on 21 November. We had the privilege of listening to a great guest speaker and expert leader nationally and internationally on negotiation, mediation and conflict management. The questions that were asked: how do we manage conflict? [...]

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