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The Lost Leader’s Handbook 2021 Should we ban cryptocurrency to stop ransomware? A self-confessed Leader’s guide to what really happens when business leaders are expected to save their people, save their business, save their country, rewrite policies, practice empathy, adjust protocols, go remote, return to work, unmute, mute, unmute, check on the kids, check on …

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Should we ban cryptocurrency to stop ransomware? Should we ban cryptocurrency to stop ransomware? The world has a serious problem that puts the digital era in harm’s way. Numerous South African businesses have fallen prey to a new ransomware attack, joining many more globally. One criminal group staged a global attack that locked the systems …

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Grow John Sanei: The real truth about commitment Somewhere between the I-don’t-know’s and the I-hope-so’s, we’ve latched ourselves to the linear life, and we’ve lost our will to commit – to pretty much anything. Once upon a time there were people that worked in offices, with water coolers and boardrooms and an IT Department down …

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Grow Power-up your curiosity to explore and learn Curiosity is particularly important in our exponentially changing world which requires high speed innovation, accelerated learning, rapid relationship building and an open and resilient mind to stay ahead, survive and thrive, writes Internationally-recognised people strategist, Debbie Craig. Curiosity is actually a secret super-power Can you think of …

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Grow We Are At War With Ourselves We are still a nation at war with ourselves, even if we don’t like to admit it, writes Ian Fuhr, Founder of The Hatch Institute. In 1994, I wrote an article in which I stated that ‘the ‘eggshell issues’ of racial discrimination, bias, prejudice and stereotyping, until now …

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Start Olwethu Leshabane A Superwoman It has been fascinating and empowering to watch the trajectory of Olwethu Leshabane over the last few years, in particular her drive to create businesses beyond the world of the ‘influencer’ which, for many people, was where she was firmly positioned. In an interview with IAAE, she gave insight into …

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Grow The importance of customer retention “The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer”  – Peter F Drucker. Businesses, especially when starting up, tend to focus on the first part of that statement – customer acquisition. However, as important, is keeping those customers satisfied so that they come back for more and …

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Grow EVERY CRISIS PRESENTS OPPORTUNITIES Businesses that depend on consumers coming to their premises will find climbing out of the COVID-19 economic depression particularly challenging. Yet, in the words of Rahm Emanuel, one must “…never let a serious crisis go to waste” writes Kojo Baffoe. What I mean by that is, everything that is happening …

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Grow SMES HAVE TO UNDERSTAND ‘THE BIGGER PICTURE’ As a small to medium-sized business, keeping your eye on the shift in the macroeconomics of the country isn’t always where your attention goes. The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is forcing SMEs to start taking a keen interest and understanding of the “big things” happening in …

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Grow EFFECTIVELY MANAGE YOUR TEAM THROUGH COVID-19 It is the people that make any business and, during these trying times, it is your people who will help you craft a new future for your business. Content Architect and Entrepreneur, Kojo Baffoe, pens his thoughts on how you can effectively set up and manage your team …

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