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It takes a special person to be the executive assistant of a senior manager or director at a large or small company. It is a complex job that leaves no room for mistakes. 

CNN recently called Amazon ‘the most valuable company on the planet’. A big part of the goliath’s success comes down to design thinking and Jeff Bezos’ insistence on an empty chair. 

The Department of Tourism has announced the opening of the final application window in the current budget cycle for the Tourism Transformation Fund (TTF) and the Green Tourism Incentive Programme (GTIP).

To manage personal finances is a battle often lost because of a lack of skills. If you are of the opinion that you can keep track of your personal budget in your mind and not by writing your expenses down, 

So you’ve written your speech, designed your presentation slides and practised saying it in front of the mirror a dozen times and you still don’t feel ready?

September is the month of bright flowers, fresh scents and new beginnings and the chance to smile.

Do you know that you have the power to change yourself?  “We often think that we are who we are and that is it,” says Rachel Johnson, owner of Palomino Training Solutions. 

Women certainly have a positive contribution to make in the construction industry and while it is encouraging to see more female role players coming to the fore

Basani Maluleke, CEO of African Bank; Saks Ntombela, Group CEO at Hollard; EOH Group CEO, Stephen van Coller; Lillian Barnard Managing Director at Microsoft South Africa; Grant Pattison, CEO at Edcon and Charl Cronje, Managing Director of Ackermans are just some of the heavy hitters participating in the sixth annual Odgers Berndtson Sub-Saharan Africa CEOx1Day Programme.

Although it sounds cliché, flattened organisational structures mean today’s professionals are expected to accomplish a lot more with less resources. 

South Africa has a massive IT skills shortage in the chemical sector. The sector together with academia is required to help the country build capacity needed to develop a digital economy.

“Technology and the use of (it) is going to determine our workers’ ability to compete in the 21st century global marketplace.” – Ron Kind. 

The Artisan Training Institute (ATI) has appointed Danie Wentzel to head up its satellite training centre in Kimberley.

Do you ever feel that no-one really reads your business letters, or perhaps they don’t respond to your e-mails as you would like them to?

Given the importance of data in today’s connected business environment, organisations have no choice but to embrace a more effective data management plan (DMP) as the means to empower them to make better decisions.

Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Pinky Kekana has called for the message that technology is an opportunity for women to participate in the economy and give them a chance at a better life, to be spread far and wide.

Anger that we experience is a two-step process. “The first step is feeling some kind of PAIN – be it emotional (eg: loneliness, loss, or rejection) or physical (eg: headache, or stomach-ache),” says Rachel Johnson, owner of Palomino Training Solutions. “This is the fuel of anger, like a can of petrol sitting there.”

Even with increased use of technological communication methods, such as emails, phone calls, and video conferencing, workplace meetings are still one of the best places to get live feedback, exchange information, collaborate, plan projects and make decisions that will impact the organisation’s bottom line. 

Due to the fact that our economy is contracting (as, inter alia, indicative by the most recent unemployment numbers) we at Maccauvlei Learning Academy came to the realisation that most businesses are feeling the ‘pinch’ in this environment. 

Author of The Slight Edge, Jeff Olson writes about success as follows: “We celebrate that dramatic discovery, the big breakthrough that catapults the hero into a new place.  In other words, we buy lottery tickets.

If you want to be a great writer there are certain language rules you need to follow. Learn from the experts and refine your writing skills.

AIE, Academic Institute of Excellence announced the recent acquisition of the Greenside Design Center.

A Pinterest quote by Lailah Gifty Akita reads: “When your environment is clean you feel happy, motivated and healthy.” We agree. As housekeeping is important so is working in a clean and hygienic work environment. 

Marketing speaks to the business of promoting and selling products or services. This includes doing market research, implementing a promotional strategy, and then doing the actual advertising on the different chosen platforms.  

The leadership landscape has changed a lot over the last two decades. A culture of management through process and hierarchy has given way to a culture of servant leadership through collaboration and co-creation. 

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