Five Ways that Effective Teams dominate

The German Team’s success at the World Cup is not only a triumph of football, but of teamwork. Executive teams can certainly apply some of the thinking that makes a team sustain success, even under unlikely circumstances, such as a partisan audience. 1. Capacity – “squad depth” a rich bench, and a team you can […]

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10 000 Hours…or the Truth?

Malcolm Gladwell introduced us to the idea that 10 000 hours is approximately what it takes to be successful – an expert – at a pursuit. Carol Dweck’s book on Mindset confirmed that the “growth mindset” is most effective for human performance: a pattern of thought that reinforces that effort, rather than talent or entitlement, is what counts. This is not the full picture, however, according to some of the latest research.

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Working with Human Rights Rant

We are not so free. We are steered to cubicles, chained by policies and The Powerful’s desire to see us when they need us. We easily forget that we trade our time, skill and energy for a contracted sum, often 30 pieces of silver – give or take the exchange rate. We feel safe In […]

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Four Lessons from Kenya

  My recent business trip to Nairobi was my first time in Kenya, and my reflections on the time are contained below. 1. Gratitude: I live in South Africa, and we do not shy away from complaining when our sports teams lose or our municipalities get things wrong – perhaps rightly so. It is good, […]

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