Monthly Archives: October 2015

Follow the Call (Slowly)

Footsteps - Jacques de Villiers

I love the sentiment behind this quote by Joseph Campbell, ”Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” But, for most of us ‘following your bliss’ is a bit of a Grail quest, isn’t it? It is near impossible. I hear motivational speakers and authors say things like: Follow your bliss Find your passion Figure out your purpose Go for it Just do it It’s easy to sprout this […]

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I’m too flabby for Facebook

Homer Simpson jacques de villiers

It’s been apparent for a while now that I’m getting too flabby for my size 32 pants and the Siren’s song of stretch pants is starting to pull at me. I can deal with my daughter saying, “Daddy, shouldn’t you be running more?” Everyone’s a critic these days, even a nine-year-old. 😉 Criticise my waistline, not my writing But, when someone says that my writing is too “Flabby for Facebook” … that’s where I draw the […]

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Roadblocks to effective performance management

Performance Management "Richard Riche"

An effective performance management programme is supposed be a strategic business tool that drives productivity, engagement and compliance. Unfortunately bad performance management costs a lot and delivers very little. A dynamic performance management process impacts all key business metrics (including return on equity and revenue growth) so it’s surprising that so few organisations get it right. The key obstacles to effective getting performance management are: A tenuous link between strategy and day-to-day behaviours. Though the […]

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Is there a difference between an education and a degree?


22 October 2015 Dear Student, Go to University for an Education, not a Degree I’m happy to see that with the recent Rhodes statue protest (#RhodesMustFall) and now the fee increase protests (#FeesMustFall), our taxpayer money and your parents’ money is being well spent. It might be galling for those of us on the outside looking in. But, this is as it should be. This is your real education. You’re flexing your mental muscles, your […]

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Stop Allowing Tomorrow To Win

self awareness - Kirsten Long

Picture the scenario. December is over; January sees you stating your goal. You want to lose 5 kg. The first 5 days go well. Then the weekend comes. You’re visiting friends. The snacks get passed around. Ah well, you think, as you grab a handful of crunchy, salty, tasty crisps, next week I’ll be good. Delicious! You have some more as the plate gets passed around again. And again… What just happened? You allowed the […]

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