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No team can always win

I am always interested by what makes people support a certain business or sports team. One sure thing is that people love to support a winning team, but no team can always remain at the top.

Springbok Rugby

Over the last couple of years many people were disillusioned by the performance of the Springbok rugby team.

Yet after they recently beat the All Blacks in New Zealand the tickets for the Springboks’ next match against the Wallabies were sold out within days.

As I’ve said, no team can always win. ... continue reading

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Living on the edge

Most people who come to me for Career Direct assessments indicate that security is an important factor for them when considering a career. We like to predict the outcome of things to come as accurate as possible. Most people are risk averse, and “living on the edge” is not a comfort zone.

Doing business

Yet, thirty years ago already business guru Tom Peters wrote in his book Thriving on Chaos that

predictability is a thing of the past.

He said that markets are in chaos and business people somehow need ... continue reading

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Hindsight and KBA

A friend of mine sent an interesting quote which read:

The only perfect sight is hindsight … and that, we haven’t got.

Think of it, if you and I knew the outcome of career choices or of a business decision before it was taken, we could have avoided the pitfalls or we could have made entirely different decisions.

Many moons ago I bought a beautiful red car, but then a year or two later on a rainy winter’s morning, I was involved in an accident. After the repairs and a ... continue reading

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Christian in the Workplace (Christen in die Werkplek)

 

 

 

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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