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We are at a defining moment in history where the state of the world has recently been described by a UN official as one that is characterised by conflict, crises and catastrophes. Now more than ever there is a need for ethical corporate decision-making.

Talented creatives are being fast-tracked into the advertising industry in a new on-the-job mentoring concept founded by three experienced old friends. The initiative provides grassroots development and skills transformation in the workplace.

Transnet has identified skills development and job creation as key ingredients to business and economic growth and is investing R300 billion in its Market Demand Strategy, which is informed by the requirements of the market.

Creating the right environment for productive, unified and motivated teams to develop is one of the many challenges modern-day managers must face. So how do we unlock the full capability of all our employees? Ron Scherer explains.

New research shows that while leaders pay lip service to strategic thinking, few practice what they preach. The Strategic Thinking and Execution for Growth programme at the GSB, assists business leaders reposition ideas and strategy as an integral part of their business models.

As a manager do you understand your role in the organisation? This is one of the top ten things every manager should know to effectively perform their duties and develop a motivated and productive workforce.

Government and labour unions are battling to reach a consensus on the issue of wages as union demands continue to exceed government provision. After a weeklong deadlock, the two roleplayers return to the negotiation room.

Self-interest, power and greed are the evil forces driving the conflicts in a number of higher education institutions across the country and according to Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande, "students suffer the most".

Members of the Entrepreneurs? Organisation were taken on a journey through the boardrooms and cricket fields of the world and given valuable insights, particularly on the importance of coaching for good decision-making in business.

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