Monthly Archives: March 2013

Tweeting

One of my Social Media clients is Henley Business School South Africa. It is the local operation of Henley Business School in the United Kingdom – which is part of Reading University in the UK. Since I started working on … Continue reading

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Feeling Lonely?

It’s lonely at the top. A cliché perhaps, but the truth nevertheless. Senior managers, be they in the corporate sector or business owners, all experience a degree of isolation and it is in response to this that a world-wide industry … Continue reading

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My thoughts on Social Media

I am fairly new to Twitter and no Social Media expert. But then who can legitimately claim to be a SM expert, although many do? These are my thoughts based on my experiences over the past 18 months. During this … Continue reading

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New Managers: the challenge

Newly promoted to a manager’s position? That’s all well and good but what exactly does a manager actually do? Many new managers have little or no insight into what exactly is required of them. Who are ‘new’ managers? For one … Continue reading

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Technology cannot replace people

Digital nervous breakdown “Dear Company who uses machines to call me and “talk” to me. I hate you, and will never support you, no matter what you offer.” A tweet by Christo de Beer today. You call your bank or … Continue reading

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Project Management: an opportunity for senior managers

Project management literature usually emphasises the difference between ‘project’ management and routine management. Anderson et al (Goal Directed Project Management 1991) refer to ‘steady state’ i.e. the operating function, the ‘headquarters function’ i.e. organisational function, and maintain that the management … Continue reading

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Need a bank loan? Here’s how to increase your chances of getting one

When it comes to lending money, banks aren’t there to give a helping hand. They are there to do business. This fact seems to escape most people who, at on time or another have a request for a loan or … Continue reading

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