Survival is not Enough: Lead Change

Everything in our world, from marketing to technology to distribution to the capital markets, is moving at a faster pace than ever. Yet most companies view change as a threat, and survival as the goal. We can evolve our companies the same way nature evolves a species. Evolution is a fundamental force of nature. People…

Survival is not Enough: Change

Change presents new opportunities for businesses to capture new markets. Change is the enemy of the status-quo. Change also represents opportunities for individuals to advance their careers. Companies that introduce products and services that represents significant changes can find that they lead to rapid, runaway successes. Companies that cause change attract employees who want to…

Survival is not Enough: Evolution

Evolution is a fact, not a theory. Here is what Charles Darwin said: “As many more individuals of each species are born than can possibly survive; and as, consequently, there is a frequently recurring struggle for existence, it follows that any being, if it vary however slightly in any manner profitable to itself, under the…

Book Review: The Disruptors by Kerryn Krige and Gus Silber

Doing business is often about making money, but it should also be about impact. Impact as in doing good to society, community and people that interacts with the business. The Disruptors: Social Entrepreneurs Reinventing Business and Society profiles 15 amazing entrepreneurs sharing their entrepreneurship journeys doing work that matters. Profiled are change-makers such as Jonathan…

Demonstrating strength

Apologise Defer to others Avoid shortcuts Tell the truth Build trust Offer kindness Seek alliances Forgive Dust yourself off and start again Empower Do work that matters Volunteer to do challenging tasks Choose the long-term, sacrificing the short Demonstrate respect to all, not just the obviously strong Share credit and be public in your gratitude…

4th Industrial Revolution: What it means for education

  A recently published report by the Global Schools Leadership Alliance shares insights on how the “21st century classroom” needs to evolve. The report states the following: Education is failing to prepare young people for their working future; Young people need to develop right-brain skills (creativity) just as much as left-brain (mathematics and technical) to adapt to the emerging economy;…

4th Industrial Revolution: What it means for us

Last week Pick 'n Pay  announced the self service pay point. In 2007, Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) unveiled self-service check-in kiosks at major airports. Customers benefit from this advances because it means they don't have to wait in long queues. We read books electronically, download music, and we use our phones and tablets…

Program or be programmed

I know the words to the theme song to Sanford and Son. I have seen every episode of The Prison Break [Season 1], Law and Order [Season 1] and just about all of Seinfeld as well. Which is why I’m particularly qualified to talk about not watching television or, more specifically, making the choice to be…