Digital Detox

The Benefits of a Digital Detox

By Dr Tara Swart Neuroscience and understanding the brain is far more important for business than we might first imagine. Neuroscience-based coaching can help create the ideal environment and mindset in which business leaders can thrive, enjoy their work, and build happier teams too. In today’s extremely frenetic work environment, some reports say that we […]

Creating Debate to Improve Decision Making

By Liz Wiseman There is a growing belief that good leaders are made, not born. We now know that leadership skills can be taught – that management practices can and should be refined and improved upon as leadership styles and behaviors evolve. We are all too familiar with the leader who drains intelligence and capability out […]

Talent VS Organisation

Talent VS Organisation

By Professor Dave Ulrich In today’s rapidly changing business world, the challenge of building the right organisation complements and supersedes the talent challenge.  For the past 15 to 20 years, leaders have been encouraged by remarkable work captured in the “war for talent.” Many have built systems for bringing people into the organisation (sourcing, having a value proposition), […]

Neuroscience firms up companies’ efficiency

By Lesley Stones London-based neuroscientist Dr Tara Swart is helping several South African companies improve leadership skills by applying neuroscientific principles Neuroscience — it sounds like an art best practiced by medics in a hospital, but it is coming out of wards into the workplace to influence practical ways of honing brain power in the canteen, […]

A new framework for managing risk

A new framework for managing risk

By Professor Robert Kaplan Despite all the rhetoric and money invested in it, risk management is too often treated as a compliance issue that can be solved by drawing up lots of rules and making sure that all employees follow them.  Many such rules, of course, are sensible and do reduce some risks that could […]