Putting Our People First

What is most valuable in an organisation has changed over time. Not long ago, it was capital – that scare resource that gave those with it an advantage over the competition. Early entrepreneurs employed capital in agriculture and industry for profit and growth. International corporate empires were built in ensuing years, often making their sheer…

The five duties of a manager

Management at its most basic, is about clarifying an organisation’s purpose and empowering its people to achieve performance. But what are the key duties of a manager? Here are five, collated from available research and our own management consulting experience. 1. SERVANT LEADERSHIP Above all else, good managers have the mindset of a servant leader….

6 Areas that contribute to a meaningful life..

In an earlier article, I shared my thoughts on purpose and “how we would like to be remembered and lead our lives.” Purpose provides context and meaning that helps us with our life’s direction, our aspirations and our goals. But what does it mean in real terms? What happens next? For starters, life and time…