Lessons from the Olympics for bosses and employees

Imagine the parents of a child with no legs below the knee encouraging his dream of running in the Olympics. Most people would consider the parents crazy, or even cruel to encourage such a child – until they saw Oscar Pistorius at the Olympics.

Now apply that lesson to the economy. “Some could say our economy from being abled with great schools, wonderful universities, and a wealth of resources is losing its legs,” Liza van Wyk, CEO of AstroTech, a national training organisation in Johannesburg said.

Nitpicking bosses kill business

During 2012 “lots of problems arose from bosses that tried to overcontrol their companies. A boss who creates too many rules, and lacks faith in the ability of his or her staff is asking for trouble,” management training company executive, Liza van Wyk of AstroTech Training said.

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