Merging ability and attitude

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'Great workplace performance becomes a reality when we hire people who are able to do what is necessary and who have a positive attitude towards doing it.' Attibility is a term coined by South African entrepreneur Andre Grobler to describe employees who have the ability and willingness to perform.


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British billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group Ltd., Richard Branson is fond of saying, "The companies that look after their people are the companies that do really well'. His philosophy is simple: if your employees are happy, they will do a better job, therefore the customers are happy, business will thrive and shareholders will be rewarded.
South African entrepreneur Andre Grobler goes one step further by refining his management style to suit each employee: "Different people respond to different approaches and a single management approach will only work well for those best suited to it. If you manage large teams it is highly unlikely that every team member will respond in the same way. We all know that some people need constant management and supervision, whilst others perform best when left alone. The trick is to discover who needs to be managed and how'.
Andre Grobler is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Ngikwazi Group of Companies, an outsourced services group that specialise in the identification, recruitment, training, management and control of people who perform a wide variety of tasks in-field throughout South Africa. He is a successful entrepreneur with a flair for dealing with people and an accomplished motivational speaker. He has written two books, Wheelbarrows have to be pushed and Attibility.
In his book, Wheelbarrows have to be pushed, Grobler highlights the common mistake that most business managers make, that is, hiring people with the necessary qualifications and experience, but without assessing their attitude, or how passionate they are about doing that particular job.
Having been through trial and error himself and now running his own successful business for close to a decade, Grobler defines his road to success:"Great workplace performance becomes a reality when we hire people who are able to do what is necessary and who have a positive attitude towards doing it. I call it Attibility.'
The second book, Attibility, explores the intangible concept of success and encapsulates the key principles that play a defining role in achieving it.
Both books are insightful guides on the combination of attitude and ability.
Wheelbarrows focuses on how to assess and manage staff members, so that each individual is working to his or her full potential, thereby ensuring that they achieve job satisfaction and that your business runs successfully. Attibility employs the same principles in managing one?s self. They are practical, encouraging and user-friendly and their simple principles can unlock the potential of the business of your dreams.
Published by The Wild dog Press and available nationwide in all good book stores for the price of R159, 95 each.

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