8 crucial tips for a remote work environment

I recently read an account by solo yachtswoman Dee Caffari of how she deals with the difficulty of long-term isolation at sea and it struck me how applicable her guidance also was to dealing with the current challenges being faced by business leaders and owners. Her advice boiled down to the following 8 tips, to…

REACTIVE – INACTIVE – PROACTIVE?

I have been talking to business owners recently about how they manage the challenges of political and economic uncertainty. They seem to fall into 2 main camps: the stoical “Business as usual –  we are strong and roll with the punches” attitude, to the dynamic ”We are smart, agile and reactive” approach. Both have their…

It’s the team, stupid

As we watch the planet’s best players strutting their stuff on the World Cup stage in Russia, one could be forgiven for thinking that football is a simple game. But, as easy as they make it look, every single player taking part, even the most naturally talented of athletes, has had to invest years in…

You can’t cheat Culture…

I have been engrossed with what happened over the weekend, with the Australian Cricket team confessing that they cheated. I am a big sports fan but even though my father in law was a former professional cricket player, I don’t go out of my way to watch cricket. Even so, what happened in Cape Town…