Monthly Archives: July 2016

Caring more…

The sudden passing of Gugu Zulu highlights one thing that stands out from his life. He cared enough to do work that matters. He is one celebrity who used his position to care for others, not flaunt his success. What … Continue reading

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Closure…

The ending of a significant piece of one’s life, a a job, a stage of life, a relationship or a way of thinking may be difficult and even painful. Something that you once counted on as very important to your … Continue reading

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LORA Entrepreneurship Series: Nothando Baloyi – Saturday, 06 August 2016

LORA Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship strives to bring thought leaders, men and women who are pathfinders, entrepreneurs and change agents, men and women who have affected the very fibre of our thought processes, who influence our set of beliefs, and engage … Continue reading

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Shameless: You are probably right

Whether you are starting a new business, or just trying something new in your workplace, having critics is not necessarily a bad thing. Upsetting the status quo is likely to ruffle a few feathers. If your new business plan disrupts … Continue reading

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Shameless: Group Shaming

Last April Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Love and Pray and her new book Big Magic wrote an epic Facebook post about tribal shame. Liz Gilbert’s post is so worth the read, but the short version is this: “…if you … Continue reading

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Shameless: Accepting it (or not)

One way the community responds to a courageous act, an act of standing out and doing something different is by trying to shame the courageous one. Instead of rewarding you for caring enough to try, they work to silence you … Continue reading

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Shameless: The price of shame

In her TED talk, Monica Lewinsky talks about a mistake she made when she was 22 years of falling in love with her boss, it just happened that her boss was POTUS. She was shamed, called names, ridiculed. No one … Continue reading

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Shameless: #NoShame+You

For a very long time, shame has been used as a tool to cast out people who don’t conform to the norm. How shameful does she do that, she has no shame doing that, what a shame, shame on you, … Continue reading

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The end of everyone

I’m not sure if it was ever possible to say: “everyone loves ___,” “everyone respects ___” or even, “everyone really doesn’t like ___”, but there is no doubt at all that this is not true any more. There is no … Continue reading

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The vulnerability of ‘thank you’

  The heart and soul of doing great work, of doing work that matters is to be vulnerable. When you are vulnerable people connect more to whatever it is that you are doing. Opening up and saying please help me is … Continue reading

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