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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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Enterprise and Supplier Development in South Africa (IMPACT) Enterprise and Supplier Development in South Africa (IMPACT) The days of implementing Enterprise and Supplier development as a tick box exercise are over. You can’t mention Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) without going into its impact. The ESD objectives are clear:  PROMOTING ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION (Participation of black …

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R150-million early-stage investment for Entrepreneurs R150-million early-stage investment for Entrepreneurs Friends of I AM AN ENTREPRENEUR, Mineworkers Investment Company (MIC) has launched MIC Khulisani Ventures, a R150 million early-stage investment vehicle targeting black-owned innovative, high growth businesses in South Africa. MIC Khulisani will invest in promising cash generative businesses in a variety of sectors. These …

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REGISTER FOR SUMMIT: Building Teams As entrepreneurs grow their businesses and start building teams, it is important to build the right model with the right people and correct policies in place. Start-ups that survive the litmus test of the first 1 000 days of operation face a new set of challenges, as they face the …

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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 The Unique Art of Culture-Driven Leadership The great leaders of today serve the people who are serving the people. What does this look like in organisations across South Africa? After ten months of COVID-19 turmoil and trying to find a firm footing in a world of remote workforces, social distancing, strict health protocols and …

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Grow 3 steps to a stronger 2021 Focus on your people and 2021 will lay the foundation for a stronger, healthier business. It’s an under-statement to say that no one expected 2020 to turn out the way it did. This time last year, my team and I were planning an industrial theatre production and in-person …

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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 6 tips to create a happy workforce The last few weeks of any year are always characterized by exhausted teams who are looking forward to a holiday. This year we’ve been under more personal, professional and financial pressure than ever before, and teams across the country are taking strain. The challenge is that if …

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Grow Diversity:The secret to high performing teams Wouldn’t it be great to double the performance of your team? It’s possible, says Dr Mariheca Otto, “research has shown that diverse teams perform up to double that of homogenous teams”. “That’s the business case for diversity.” But it’s not just race and gender, which might be the …

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