CA(SA) – GET READY FOR BLOCKCHAIN!

  Blockchain. Sounds like a plumbing device. But Blockchain is now ready for the world! Picture a world in which there is only one currency - where financial transactions happen instantaneously, paperless, fully transparent and [...]

A MYTH – THE CONCEPT OF WORK-LIFE BALANCE

  I often read with amusement the ideas of the proponents of work-life balance (WLB). My view is quite simple - if you want to build your career, chuck out WLB. This might sound a [...]

CALL CENTRES – The REAL Cause Of Road Rage!

  I rate myself as a pretty tolerant person. I respect people and always try to enhance someone's day by just being nice and friendly. But when it comes to call centres that is where [...]

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 101 – INCREASE YOUR SALES BY 30% PLUS!

  In the current tough economic climate everyone is looking to cut costs. But what about increasing sales? Take the following example and magic will unfold: Current sales assumed at________________R100,000 Increase Prices by 10%__________________R10,000 Increase [...]

CA(SA) – The Next Step – SHOULD I DO A MBA?

  Finishing one's CA(SA) qualification presents new unpleasant challenges. Whereas before one had a definite and clear goal, the final attainment of this supreme qualification is one big anti-climax. Where you think you've hit the [...]

45 TRILLION KM’S AWAY – NOW THAT’S A NUMBER!

  Scientists have recently announced that they have discovered a planet that has similar conditions to Earth. They believe that it has the appropriate weather conditions and could even have enough water to sustain life. [...]

TO THE SMART CA(SA)’s – A Career in Property?

Before I was involved with my current business, I was the CFO of a property company. I worked close with probably one of the most creative and ballsy property men in the country.......and he was [...]

WHAT YOUR BOSS IS PROBABLY THINKING.

  I often quietly giggle when a coaching client tells me that they are thinking of leaving their current position because "there is no scope for advancement". This such an outrageously limited view of reality. [...]

THE SECRET – the Law of Attraction?

  Is there such a thing as the Law of Attraction? Well, who knows? What I do know and have experienced first-hand, is the law of awareness. Unlike the law of attraction, the law of awareness [...]

MINDFULNESS – Something Old Appearing New

  I recently attended a seminar titled "LEADERSHIP " at one of the big 4 auditing firms. The basic discussion was around EQ - Emotional Intelligence. One of the interesting observations was that this technology [...]

THE STRANGE ANOMALY OF TIME

    I don't know about you but I just don't seem to have enough time in the day to do what needs to be done. Nonetheless I can spend an hour or two rummaging through [...]

PROFESSIONALS – The Change Dynamic

  There is something profoundly powerful about the above picture. It tells a story of an emergence and an awakening. It seems that there are some who are totally blindfolded (the blue people) whilst others [...]

The KRUGER MILLIONS – Fact or Fancy?

In my personal life I have a fascination with the Anglo Boer War. There is a lot of well maintained battle sights and museums available to visit as well as a number of excellent books on [...]

SOUTH AFRICA – WHO ARE WE?

  I picked this clip up on the internet called The Twenty Most Beautiful Countries in the World. SA was voted #1. It was probably written by the Department of Tourism. Nevertheless thought I would [...]

CONTINENT AFRICA – The Sleeping Giant?

  In my wanderings I come across some strange requests. Recently a client requested that I find him an engineer who was experienced in the field of power generation. In addition the proposed candidate needed [...]

Let’s talk about PROCRASTINATION.

  I don't know about you but procrastination is part of my humanity. To view it any other way leaves me exposed to my negative dramas. Okay, there are various degree of this malady but [...]

CA(SA) – STUFF THAT MAKES UP REAL SUCCESS!

  In my business I have the privilege of coaching quite a number of young Chartered Accountants. Part of my program is to get my clients to see their own unique strengths. I then coach [...]

CA(SA) – Honour the LAW OF DISINTEREST!

  It took me sometime to learn that there is a good chance that impulsive buying will get me a sub-optimal deal. Patience, together with some solid research is one the most effective ways to [...]

CA(SA) – STUFF THAT MAKES UP REAL SUCCESS!

  In my business I have the privilege of coaching quite a number of young Chartered Accountants. Part of my program is to get my clients to see their own unique strengths. I then coach [...]

STRESS IS BAD? Not according to this!

    http://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/want-to-increase-your-emotional-intelligence-watch-these-5-ted-talks-today.html     Recent research has shown that a person's belief around stress determines how they will be affected. In the research project it was found that people who believed that stress was [...]

“BELIEVE IN MYSELF? . . . . HOW?”

  So here's the bad  news - without belief in yourself you will perpetually be a victim of your own circumstances. If you do not believe that you can make a difference you won't! And [...]

TO THE SMART CA(SA)’s – A Career in Property?

  Before I was involved with my current business, I was the CFO of a property company. I worked close with probably one of the most creative and ballsy property men in the country.......and he [...]

COACHING OR MENTORING – which way to go.

Often I get asked what the difference is between a mentor and a coach. Quite honestly I find it difficult to stand on any side. I suppose that is because I'm a bit of both [...]

COACHING OR MENTORING – Which way to go?

Often I get asked what the difference is between a mentor and a coach. Quite honestly I find it difficult to stand on any side. I suppose that is because I'm a bit of both [...]

TRY THIS STRATEGY WHEN DEALING WITH A NARCISSIT

The mythological character of the narcissist is the vampire - give them half a chance and they will suck you dry! If you have a boss who is arrogant, selfish and insensitive you have landed [...]