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The New Intellectual Communism

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 | Comments Off

The New Intellectual Communism

Management science has been around for some time, traditionally starting with the work of Fredrick Taylor, being brought to new heights by Peter Drucker, and popularized by Tom Peters. Strategy also has a long history, with Michael Porter probably being the doyenne, but Norton and Kaplan having brought in a new focus with their Balanced Scorecard....

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How to build a personal leadership brand

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 | Comments Off

How to build a personal leadership brand

Follow these four steps and guiding questions: Why develop a personal leadership brand?  “Whether we like it or not others are going to interpret what we say and do and what we do not say and do, resulting in a leadership brand. We have a choice as to what leadership brand we can be known for and these four steps provide guidance in that...

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Is leadership branding an issue in South Africa?

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 | Comments Off

Is leadership branding an issue in South Africa?

Management educators, Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood define a leadership brand as, “A reputation for developing exceptional managers with a distinct set of talents that are uniquely geared to fulfil customers’ and investors’ expectations”. In South Africa, leadership branding is a topic that is seldom spoken about and I was wondering why?...

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Building a high-performance culture

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 | Comments Off

Building a high-performance culture

For organisations worldwide, the challenge of creating and sustaining an effective performance culture, where employee behaviour and performance is aligned with the organisational strategy, and where the work environment fully mobilises human capital – is a critical factor in providing a strategic edge in the fiercely-competitive global...

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