Tag: Attitude

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Leadership and Management

The difference between management and leadership is often debated. The two terms are often transposed and may simply be a matter of semantics. From research and practical experience over the years we come to the following conclusion: Leadership kicks in when we ‘don’t know the answer’. By this we mean that as soon as a […]

Bridgitte Hartley – Kayak Sprint Olympic Bronze Medalist

On a positive and inspirational note, I had the privilege of sitting down with our lovely Bridgitte Hartley, to many a surprise Olympic bronze medalist in the Kayak sprint event. She is the first South African woman to achieve an Olympic medal on National Woman’s Day.  Though she was made aware of the fact that […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

This article takes a brief look at the vast impact that spoken words may have on our life style and our development as leaders.  Last week we used the old saying ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me’.  As is the case with many slogans, this one is only […]

Characteristics, Attributes, and Qualities
Finding Meaning in Unemployment

Unemployment is a huge barrier to our country achieving its full potential. It will probably also become a pivotal theme in the upcoming American elections. In our national values assessment last year thousands of South Africans countrywide voted for ‘employment opportunities’ and ‘poverty reduction’ to be in the top five desired values for SA. Participants […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
The Dynamics of Choice

This article on choice dynamics is another in the SiPCOM series. A couple of weeks ago we introduced the five commonalities that seven billion people on this planet have in common: diverse situations every day, surrounded by people, required to make choices consistently, consistently face obstacles or challenges, and life is all about movement (growth, […]

Models, Principles, and Behaviours
Madiba Strength

Let’s consider the age old analogy of someone wanting to build muscles in a gym: In order to increase strength and muscle size, one needs to lift, push, or pull weights.  Doing so causes the muscle to engage in a repetitive motion that ‘exercises’ it.  Strength and size comes as the tired muscle (after being […]

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