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5 Reasons your team is not achieving results

It's the start of a new year. Your team has created a strategy and you've plotted the way forward into the dusty, uncertain future. Your team is good at this. Leaders are generally fantastic at strategy. We're great at coming up with new ideas. Where we come short is...

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In search of greatness

“Perfection is a term that humans will never achieve a consensus on, because it exists mainly in our imaginations.” This is the opinion of Kerri Strug who won a bronze in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and gold in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. John C Maxwell says that to...

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14 Steps to success

Regardless of how old you are, where you live, or what your career goals are, more than likely your ultimate goals in life are to be happy and successful. The key to being successful is more than just having money and making your mark. It is identifying your passions,...

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The need to be understood

 The deepest need of the human heart is to be understood. Everyone wants to be respected and valued for who they really are – a unique, one-of-a-kind, never-to-be-cloned (at least for now) individual. People won’t expose their soft centers unless they feel genuine...

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The power of laser focus

At no time in the history of the world has change taken place at a more rapid pace than now. It has been estimated that more change has taken place in the last decade than in the past 5000 years. We are busier than ever before. We are required to do more in less time...

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The power of win/win thinking

  THE POWER OF WIN-WIN THINKING “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” GEORGE ELIOT Think win-win is an attitude toward life, a mental frame of mind that says I can win, and so can you. It’s not me or you, it’s both of us....

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The Power of Belief

“I will believe it when I see it!” “I am not good with people!” "John will never make it as a manager!" We have heard these comments so many times. In fact we have most probably used the same terms ourselves before; or it might just be part of your philosophy of life....

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Your friends can kill you. Choose them wisely.

We’ve all been told that we should choose our friends wisely. We have somewhat of an idea that our friends are influential in our lives, but just how much influence do they have? What impact are they likely to have on our lives? In this article we explore some of the...

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Are You Living Your Own Life?

Have you ever made a choice that effected the direction of your life or your career because you felt that it's what other people expected you to do? This is a topic that I have been thinking about lately as I have come across many people that have and/or still allow...

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Do You Think The Same Way As Others?

You are driving down the road in your car on a wild, stormy night, when you pass by a bus stop and you see three people waiting for the bus: 1. An old lady who looks as if she is about to die. 2. An old friend who once saved your life. 3. The perfect partner you have...

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The Power Of Reciprocation

What would motivate the government of South Africa to recently extend a R 350 million economic assistance package to Cuba? Why would the South African government bend over backwards to help out this country that is anti democratic and riddled with nepotism?  It is...

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