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The Human Element evolution

On 1 March 2005 I started my training and development and consultancy business, and today is the 7th anniversary of what has been both an awesome learning experience and a roller coaster ride from hell! I made all the mistakes one makes when you are desperate to get out of the corporate world – the…

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Know your worth

As we move into a new year, I thought this oldie would be a useful reminder to all of us… A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a R20 note.  In the room of 200 people he asked, “Who would like this R20 note?”  Hands started going up. “I’m going to…

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Lessons for networking and life

Nance Guilmartin, author of “Healing Conversations”, says that when we deal with issues like job loss, moving, divorce, health and bereavement, we ask others for help. Asking others for help can be easier and more productive when we “ask six people for help.  Not just one. Six!” She explains this is because:

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