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PODCAST | Ethics – building value-based and value-centred leadership

An interview with David Lapin, Chief Executive Officer, Lapin International Inc, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing how the implementation and operationalisation of ethics is not just about compliance, its about a philosophy of value-based and value-centred leadership, and by building it into the DNA of a business, will create a natural outcome of ethical business practice which in turn results in improved performance.

Does humour increase productivity?

Depression and anxiety are one of the largest challenges of our time. In today’s fast-paced, competitive lifestyle, it can sometimes feel as though there simply is no time left for laughter. Yet, not making the effort to incorporate humour into our daily routines actually hurts our chances of achieving our goals.

Top companies make significant strides in adopting fair and responsible remuneration

SA’s top companies are starting to embrace the concept of fair and responsible remuneration, and some have even adopted and disclosed a living wage that goes beyond the national minimum wage.

The imminent reality of a cyber attack!

Participants in 2019 Global Risk Management Survey ranked cyberattacks and data breaches as #6 in the top 10 risks currently facing organisations. The risk entered the Top 10 list for the first time (at #9) in 2015 and is projected to go from #6 to #3 in the next three years. As a result it is seen as no longer an if, but when a business will experience a cyber attack.

BOOK REVIEW | How to Business

Ready to learn secrets of business management from a successful business lawyer and entrepreneur. From starting your business to selling it, this is a guide through the entire spectrum of business management in an insightful, practical book.

Making the change to self-service BI

The concept of self-service business intelligence (BI) is one that many companies are at odds with. As is often the case, you have those who want to embrace it while others are still struggling to get their head around traditional BI. This however does not need to be the case.

Factors to consider before entering franchising

Almost every entrepreneur - at some point in their journey - considers going into franchising as a guaranteed route to attaining business success. Despite the sector having a higher success rate compared to its counterparts, franchising has its pros and cons and will not necessarily be suitable for every entrepreneur.

SOE board appointments – who and how matters!

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, during his address at The Directors Event in Sandton, highlighted the issue of board and other leadership appointments in the public sector.

PODCAST | Risk and possibility await 4IR companies and staff

An interview with Jessica Knight, Strategic Manager, CURA Software Solutions, and Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO, ArkKonsult, discussing that as a society, we are on the precipice of The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), and we are only just beginning to understand the radical effects it will have on the way we communicate, live and work.

Lessons learned in today’s business climate

With GDP growth prospects forecast at a meagre 1.3% for 2019, and 1.7% in 2020, business confidence in mid-2019 remains at an all-time low. Exacerbated by policy uncertainty, debilitating bouts of power cuts, challenges in industries such as mining, and political events like national elections, getting out of the slump continues to be a pipe dream for corporate South Africa.
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