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Recently employees from prominent South African companies hit the headlines for wrong reasons when it was discovered that staff were ‘insulting’ people on Facebook and Twitter. Let’s just say that these companies are not the only to have been troubled by employees’ social media usage. Any quick search on Google will be peppered with articles about how employees were sacked for talking about people, their bosses or customers in a derogatory manner on any of the big social media…Continue
For many employees today, collaborative, complex problem solving is the essence of their work says Karl Smith author, speaker and founder of Business Networking South Africa. These "tacit" activities normally involve the exchange of information, the making of judgments, and a need to draw on multifaceted forms of knowledge in exchanges with co-workers, customers and suppliers.
Trust is the foundation for collaboration and the importance thereof is widely recognised these days,…
It's a brand new work and business world. And we do mean "brand." Today, branding occurs at the individual level. But do you want to make a woman feel uncomfortable? Just ask about her strengths and value. It's no stereotype: Studies show that women are notoriously bad at promoting their personal brands. One study, from employee search firm ISR, attributes this trait to the high value women place on relationships and communities. Women don't speak about their…Continue
The impressions we make on others can have a major impact on networking, building our own business, working with others and our earning capacity. So give yourself an edge and take this opportunity to reflect on how you can enhance your presence, impact and influence to help achieve your personal and professional goals.
1. Understand yourself: A first step in developing your personal impact, presence and authority is identifying what it is that you want…Continue