Webster’s dictionary defines culture, as it pertains to business, as: The set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices that characterises an institution or organisation. There are many elements that go into building a successful organisational culture. Each successful organisation has different factors that contribute to making its culture successful. Typically, among these factors, both … Continue reading The Importance of both Traditions and Innovation in building organisational culture
In the modern western world the concept of “honour” has largely been replaced with that of “integrity”, which is defined as “the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles”. But, in truth, only the language of honour is missing, not the idea. Shakespeare wrote: “Honesty is the best policy. If I lose mine … Continue reading Honour is a Powerful Human Motivator
Following a few surveys and stalker-like manoeuvres we sourced a few tips from around the world from the greatest woman entrepreneurs. When it comes to working in a man's world, these powerhouses don’t believe there is such a thing as a man's world. It is just our world, and we all have a place in it. … Continue reading 5 Tips on Being the Best Woman Entrepreneur
When you were a child, if you wanted to do something, you did it. You would get up and start building that Barbie castle, or you would climb up that tree. Nothing could stop you. You had a bee in your bonnet, and you were going to get it done. And, if you weren’t allowed … Continue reading Your Time is Now!
Many a war has been started over what a person stood for. Many a riot, many an argument, and many a family feud, has gone on for years because of a difference in opinion over what each stood for. What does it mean to stand for something? Let us break it down. If you stand up and declare … Continue reading What Do You Stand For?
We would all like to think that we can multi-task, especially women, but is it really a good idea to juggle a few activities at once? Are we really doing justice to any one of them? Is there merit in focusing on one thing at a time? Weren’t we told to do just that as … Continue reading Multi-Tasking – and why you shouldn’t do it
Values play an essential role in Leadership Credibility and Authority. They are at the root of motivation and respect for Leadership: Values are efficient: they help us navigate infinite situations better than any rule book Values are timeless: giving us strength to be consistent even though the pressures of life tell us to be situational. … Continue reading Living the Values in your Leadership
BNI is both conscious and deliberate about serving the greater good by helping businesses around the world to create a culture of collaboration in business. Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI says: “An organization needs a sound strategy to succeed but, it needs a great culture to excel. For me, that approach has been about … Continue reading Seven Core Values that serve the Greater Good
BNI members know that word of mouth marketing is the most valuable tool in any business person’s marketing arsenal. A personal referral from a trusted contact can influence a potential client to buy your products or services over any other method of marketing. What makes a referral different from a lead is that, more than … Continue reading When is a Referral not really a Referral?
Networking is one of the most important requirements of a leadership role. That having been said, while networks create great value, networking itself takes consistent hard work. No matter how busy you are, it is essential to make the time to spend on cultivating your networks. One way of fast tracking your ability to network … Continue reading Who are Your People?