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Writing Quest 2024

Bosses Gone Bad

Motivational speaker, Jacques de Villiers writes about bad bosses.

Jacques de Villiers – writing quest: Article 52/365 There’s been a narrative going around for as long as I can remember that employees leave bosses not companies.  The blame is placed squarely on the leaders’ shoulders. A 2019 DDI study found that 57% of employees have quit because of their boss and […]

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Constraint is the ultimate freedom

Motivational speakers in South Africa, Jacques de Villiers writes about freedom.

Jacques de Villiers – writing quest: Article 51/365 You’ve probably heard the expression, ‘think outside the box’. That’s a bit of a stretch for most of us because we can’t even think inside the box, and when there’s no box, we can’t think at all.  Constraint has a negative connotation, implying limitation […]

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How to Start A Cult

Motivational speaker in South Africa, Jacques de Villiers writes about starting a cult.

Jacques de Villiers – writing quest: Article 49/365 Millions of people believe that Charles Darwin coined the phrase, “survival of the fittest.” It was actually philosopher Herbet Spencer who coined it five years after reading Darwin’s Origin of Species. What Darwin actually said was, “It is not the strongest of the species […]

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The Point Of It All

Jacques de Villiers writes about Motivational Speaker Joey Evans keynote From Para to Dakar.

Jacques de Villiers – writing quest: Article 48/365 I saw Joey Evans’s presentation “From Para to Dakar” at The Tryst in Woodmead on Tuesday night. It’s a powerful story about how a terrible motorcycle accident left him a paraplegic with no chance of walking again. Through grit, belief, an unbelievable ability to […]

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