Articles

16/06/2012 12:38

Start From the Top to Build Loyalty From Below

BY MANIE BOSMAN In the late 1980’s I worked in Olifants Camp in the Kruger National Park as a junior tourist officer for two six-month stints before and after doing my national military service. I was manning the reception desk on a scorching afternoon when one of the...

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05/06/2012 11:00

10 Practical Tips to Help You Build and Restore Trust

BY MANIE BOSMAN Success is never determined by any single factor – it results from a mixture of critical elements such as effective leadership, vision, strategy, communication, adaptability and often-overlooked factors such as opportunity and timing. However, with information technology turning...

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27/05/2012 12:43

Understanding Trust: Your Organization’s Most Valuable Asset

BY MANIE BOSMAN On a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 indicating “no trust” and 10 indicating “complete trust”, where would you rate the level of trust in your organization? Low levels of trust may explain why you’re currently struggling and if it’s not addressed, it may soon become the epitaph on...

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02/05/2012 15:00

Proof From Neuroscience That Trusting People Makes Them More Trustworthy

  BY MANIE BOSMAN Speaking to a business owner recently who had been suffering significant losses as a result of theft by employees, I was quite surprised when at one point he out rightly declared “I don’t trust any of these people working for me. Never have and never...

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19/04/2012 14:30

Adapting To The Cultural Jungle To Lead In The Global Village

BY MANIE BOSMAN No doubt that one of the most popular buzz-terms of our time is “global leadership” – I just did a Google search and got no less than 3 100 000 hits! So while it seems that a significant proportion of the world’s online population is either training others to be global leaders...

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22/03/2012 12:07

They Might Follow You Into Battle, But Is That Enough?

BY MANIE BOSMAN Watching the D-Day landing of Allied forces on the coast of Normandy as portrayed in the epic Saving Private Ryan with my son recently, I was once again struck by the mind-boggling obedience of soldiers as they stormed onto the beach while literally being blown apart...

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15/03/2012 12:05

How The Images in Your Mind is Shaping the Future

BY MANIE BOSMAN When you think of the future, what do you see? Does it look like the past or the present, or is it perhaps very different from the world we now live in? It might come as a surprise to some, but the mental images or pictures we have of the future actually influences the...

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10/03/2012 13:13

The Highest Trees… Are Most at Risk Of Becoming Corrupt

BY MANIE BOSMAN People who don’t have much and are struggling to survive are forced to fend for themselves and would therefore be more likely to “do what it takes” even if it means cheating and behaving unethically, right? Wrong – a recent study at the Berkeley University of...

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29/02/2012 12:02

Leading the 4th Revolution: 6 Ways in Which Leadership Has Changed in the 21st Century

BY MANIE BOSMAN We are currently living in the 4th Revolution – a strange and unpredictable period where the interaction between information and communication technologies has created a snowball-effect causing change to literally become the only constant. Sociologists distinguish three...

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19/01/2012 18:06

Leading During a Crisis: 7 Lessons From The Costa Concordia Disaster

BY MANIE BOSMAN Since the luxury passenger cruiser Costa Concordia sank off the Tuscan coast last Friday, the media have been screaming accusations against its captain for abandoning ship while many passengers were still on board. Captain Francesco Schettino’s somewhat bizarre explanation...

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