Author: John

Work Trends

Emotional Disruption

I was very excited to attend my first ever DisruptHR event a few weeks back in Cape Town, and I have to say I was not disappointed. This global phenomenon…
Light Relief

Koo Fail

One of the Koo taglines is "It's the best you can do..." Mmmm....so when you open you your Creamy Sweetcorn you kinda expect it will be the best you've tasted…
Career Advice

Second Chance for a First Impression

I’ve always been led to believe you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Sounds obvious enough and in most cases it’s probably one hundred percent true most of the time. But then again, I’ve also learned over time that although you cannot go back and make a brand new start, you can really make a brand new end.
Motivation

Gratitude is a Gift

Firstly, let me get this off my chest. Thank you, thank you, and finally thank you! Thank you to everyone who made the 2010 world cup a success for South Africa. Thank you to the guys who collected our recycling this morning, and thank you to all the people who write to me and say “thank you.”
Leading Thoughts

Making the Vibe Last Longer

After a frantic morning's work on Saturday at the Old Biscuit Mill I headed off with the wife in the direction of the Fan Walk in Cape Town to catch up with my three locusts who had been trekking the route from a few hours earlier. Apart from a few traffic scares, we made it as far as the CTICC and entered the ranks of swarms of soccer fans on their way towards the stadium.
Career Advice

Bust Your Slump

Okay so not everyone who reads this is in a career slump, but I bet you’ll recognise some of the symptoms of a career slump, even if they are only very temporary. The trick is to notice them quickly and of course to work out why they exist and how to get rid of them.
Leading Thoughts

Loud and Proud Supporters

I've always thought that we should learn more about our passion for sport and how we could possibly harness that for our greater good once the event or game was over. This whole FIFA world cup thing has just reminded me again how important it is. We lost the chance to really thrive off the Rugby World Cup 15 years ago. I trust we won't let that happen again this time.