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Archive for April 2011

No consequence = no change in behaviour!

Managing people in a work situation can often feel like parenting a difficult child, as despite our warnings about the possible consequences to them if their performance does not improve or their behavioural problems don’t stop, nothing changes. Unfortunately, warnings without real consequence are about as successful a deterrent as threatening children but never taking…

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Lessons of a small business owner

Someone asked me recently for advice on what I had learned about starting and running a small business in South Africa.  The lessons may not apply to all individuals or industries, but I hope that they will give you food for thought as an entrepreneur! 1) Have patience and be persistent! Being based in Cape…

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