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Letters | We’ve lost the war on litter in Pietermaritzburg
Not surprising, there is a huge municipal overspend on staff overtime. Garden refuse sites have only one bin available and so it necessitates emptying it on Saturdays and Sundays.
This year's most in-demand management jobs in SA - and the skills needed...
There has been a sharp increase in recruitment assignments for mid to-senior management level positions in SA this year compared to last year, a report found.
How evolutionary science can predict which family businesses will be suc...
Family businesses can be seriously impacted by intergenerational differences, family harmony, and the number of maternal relatives.
MONEY CLINIC | Is it legal for managers to work Sundays and public holid...
Are managers required by law to work overtime, Sundays and public holidays without receiving additional pay?
How to run a successful meeting: List agenda points as questions and ban...
Here's a practical guide to conduct a super effective meeting.
Opinion | Failed mayors in KZN
What have the residents of Msunduzi and eThekwini done to deserve such poor leadership? What is it that has possessed the governing party of these two great cities to have presented...
Our viewpoint | We all need to look after the environment
About 50 million volunteers in 180 countries cleaned up rivers, beaches and forests as part of World Clean-up Day activities at the weekend. They removed millions of tons of waste t...
Google is right to cut remote workers' pay. The alternative is inequity ...
Short-term, cutting the pay of workers who relocate to cheaper cities is actually the right thing to do. (I've hired people on four continents.)
Book Review | Inside knowledge of security organisations but few insights
This is a curate’s egg of a book, the work of a former MK soldier and ANC intelligence operative who became one of South Africa’s best-known police officers.
Pietermaritzburg Airport still grappling with compliance issues
The Pietermaritzburg Airport is still grappling with some compliance issues that previously threatened its operating licence.
Our viewpoint | Taxpayers set to carry the post office burden
The South African Post Office (Sapo) seems to be the latest state-owned entity that will need a bailout from an impending financial crisis. Last week parliament received a report th...
Letters | Outbreak of avian flu is a serious challenge for the sector
The latest outbreak of the highly contagious avian flu, which is affecting at least six commercial farms in Gauteng, the Western Cape and the North West, should not be undermined as...
Investors should view their portfolios as mini-conglomerates
In his annual letter to shareholders, Berkshire Hathaway’s billionaire owner, Warren Buffett, discusses real profits, being minority shareholders and the importance of customer serv...
4 ways leaders can promote innovation among team members, according to C...
Here's how Kirsten Marriner keeps her company moving forward while managing high demand for its products during the crisis.
Letters | Msunduzi: Civil society should step in
The article: “Watch out, Msunduzi” by Stephanie Saville is spot on. (Weekend Witness, February 20). I am praying for operative and functional leadership.
Forging ahead in the passive investing space
Sygnia’s co-CEO, David Hufton, is making his mark on a company and a sector as asset managers steer through uncertain times.
One of SA's hottest tech companies has just bought a popular UK sales app
A SA-made field sales app for manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors is expanding to other parts of the globe.
Plug pulled on plan for 200 to help at Msunduzi landfill
The Msunduzi Municipality pulled the plug on a programme that would have resulted in the employment of 200 people to help manage the New England Road landfill site. This is accordin...
How to ask for the raise you deserve, particularly if your company is th...
"I need my account to match my lifestyle and taste."
Ernst brings right mix to Maritzburg United
Maritzburg United’s management believe that their decision to replace former Bafana Bafana star Eric Tinkler with more experienced foreigner Ernst Middendorp as head coach has been ...
Side Entry | CSA Members’ Council is the ‘highest authority’ in name only
At 3.09pm on Thursday, the Cricket SA (CSA) communications machine stirred into action and announced a press conference to be held by two representatives of the Members’ Council jus...
Most bosses think they're doing a better job leading than they actually ...
Leaders are facing an immense burden to perform, and it could be impacting their relationship with their teams.
Stop taking a 'one size fits all' approach to managing your team. Here's...
Whether you're driven by building a better future or mastering a new skill, Todd Henry says knowing what motivates you is the key to success.
Brett Botten named as the new Spar group CEO
Botten, a Spar veteran, having joined the group in 1994 and holding his current position as MD of Spar’s South Rand division for 10 years, moves to be the group's CEO.
It's up to managers to prevent employee burnout. Here are 4 ways to enco...
Electric, an IT firm in New York, adopted a 4-day workweek once a month to encourage workers to take more PTO without sacrificing productivity.
Five top tips for first-time managers
Getting promoted to a managerial role should be cause for celebration – you’ve worked hard to get there, and your talent and potential have been recognised and rewarded. But many ne...
Nike is donating R100 million worth of apparel products to healthcare wo...
Nike said it will donate 32,500 pairs of its Air Zoom Pulse sneakers — a comfortable slip-on shoe designed for those who work on their feet all day.
Building a culture of radical trust is the key to creativity, according ...
What happens within a culture of radical trust? Employees feel empowered to take initiative, so creativity thrives.
Microsoft is rolling out a new management framework to its leaders. It c...
Microsoft's growth runs deeper than its outward markers of success. The real transformation is cultural.
Here are 5 hacks for shaving down your company's meeting time, from a st...
Hugo, a meeting notes software startup based in San Francisco, has a "4-hour meeting week" rule, and its leaders suggest other companies do the same.
This game lets you roleplay as a tech CEO, and it was way harder than ex...
As CEO, you must keep stakeholders and investors happy by choosing how to use your resources effectively.
IAN MANN REVIEWS: Bedtime stories for managers
If there's a manager on your gift list, get them this book, says Ian Mann.
OPINION: Is it legal to secretly record your boss?
It's allowable under Rica but problematic under the Labour Relations Act, says Bradley Workman-Davies.
White men still rule
Government is hoping a beefed up Employment Equity Act will allow it to move swiftly to address the imbalance in transformation.
A simple recipe for restaurant business success
Twenty-five years ago, when Fats Lazarides decided to open the first Ocean Basket, many thought his seafood restaurant wouldn’t find favour in South Africa. Well, that restaurant tu...
Kick-start your career in 120 hours (or fewer)
Short courses gain popularity as career-minded people seek to boost their prospects, and those who want to study but are unable to do so full time take advantage of the brief commit...
Dealing with disciplinary action
Bringing disciplinary action against an employee is something most employers would hope to avoid. But when it does come to pass, there are some important steps to follow.
How to avoid conflict in a family business
When it comes to running a successful family business for generations, blood really shouldn’t be thicker than water. Clear guidelines and governance structures need to be in place –...
IAN MANN REVIEWS: The key skill most managers lack
There are two skills most managers lack: running good meetings and giving effective feedback, says Ian Mann. Here's how to fix the most important one.
You need to know yourself before you can manage others. Here’s why
First-time managers often feel the need to upskill when they step into their new role, but what they discover is that they need more than the technical skill to manage others succes...
Is your company losing its edge?
In a fast-changing and competitive environment, businesses – and the workforce – need to be on top of their game to remain relevant.
Top tech companies like Netflix and LinkedIn say they have no problem wi...
The best management strategy is encouraging employees to be open about the next steps in their career, according to companies like Netflix and LinkedIn.
Companies like Netflix say harsh feedback improves their employees' work...
Leadership experts say the feedback process at most workplaces is highly flawed. Many bosses are realising this, and relying more on objective data.
EHL ranked top hospitality and leisure management university
Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne has been ranked at the top position in the 2019 QS World University ranking for Hospitality & Leisure Management Universities.
An expert says there's only one good time to give your employees feedbac...
Feedback from a boss or a coworker isn't always effective, research suggests — especially if that feedback is negative.
BOOK REVIEW: Fear can crash anything from planes to banks - how fearful ...
Fear causes poor decision-making, and it can be fatal in the workplace, says Ian Mann.
A former Google exec has some counterintuitive advice for anyone who wan...
A boss should warn employees that, at some point, they'll mess something up — and it's the employees' job to call them out on it.
Another way to identify winners
The technical analysis of shares seems to be favoured by many, but why should a balanced investment management system only consist of one single investment tool?
Core skills for the transition from managing yourself to managing others
Being good at what we do often transitions us from the effective management of tasks to the management of others and their performance.
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