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When Do You Dump A Client

Started this discussion. Last reply by Anthony Thebus Mar 3, 2010. 20 Replies

I have this client, who just cannot get it right. I have coached, counseled and talked to her very seriously about how she behaves, the non empathetic way she treats subordinated etc. She…Continue

Buying a service business, I think not

Started Jan 21, 2010 0 Replies

I was recently tempted to buy a coaching franchise, but after some research realized the following:Often the master franchise holder make more money from selling franchises than the actual service…Continue

Tags: coaching, franchise, Buying

Outliers – Anything to Learn About Talent and Affirmative Action?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil de Kock Nov 26, 2009. 3 Replies

I have read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell twice now and have come to the conclusion that his ideas have a huge bearing on talent management and even affirmative action in South Africa. Essentially,…Continue

Tags: action, affirmative, people, management, talent

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Cycling Metaphor/Analogy for Change Management

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I have created this animation clip to show how one can use for example a cycling race analogy to communicate the change project road-map. Obviously one can put in more detail, real names, photos etc. But note how one can use symbols to communicate…
Jun 5, 2013
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Leadership Maturity, Accountability and Guptability

Someone mentioned the other day, on Radio 702 that Marikana exposed the fault lines in our society, and I fully agree (see my own perspectives on that at my BLOG). Similarly does the GuptaGate sage show a fault line in our thinking about leadership, their role and accountability. To most practitioners in the management and behavioural sciences it is not news that leadership has a tremendous impact on the psychological climate of a group (the collective “mood” of people) and this inevitably has…See More
Jun 1, 2013
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Project Management and Leadership

Why not spend 3 Saturdays, from 09h00 to 15h00 with me to teach you about the essentials of Project Management and Leadership? I intend to host a workshop where you will practically learn:1. What a project is2. How to navigate the project cycle3. Developing a case and charter for your project4. The work breakdown, sequencing and scheduling for projects5. Control methods5. Very valuable leadership and teamwork leanings from my own experience4 May at 09:00 until 18 May at 15:00 733 Silver Shower…See More
Apr 30, 2013

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Tass Schwab replied to Phil de Kock's discussion The WIsdom of Psychopaths in the group The Skills-Universe Book Club
""And I would hypothesize that certain work environments tend to reward psychopathic behavior." Sadly I think that you are correct - it always appears that the people who are hard, angry, toy throwing who appear to get ahead. However saying…"
Jan 25, 2013
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The WIsdom of Psychopaths

The most fascinating book I have ever read!! I tell you based on this we tend to test leaders trats as desirable for many of the psychopathic traits that they mention here. And I would hypothesize that certain work environments tend to reward psychopathic behavior. I have now taken two of these tests myself, and on the one I score average, but significantly below the threshold and on the other I score low. But wow this is an eye opener!!Written by Oxford Psychology Professor Kevin DuttonThe…See More
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Consulting 101

Some time ago, as a result of some incidents in my own career I wrote few tweets on the topic of consulting (named it "Consulting 101"). Recent events that challenged thinking in terms of ethics made me decided to consolidate these in a BLOG:Invoicing:Do not invoice before you finished the work. Except if you made a prior arrangement or the client ask you to do so. However, if you are unsure about the payment credentials of the client, dont be scared to ask for a guarantee payment upfrontDo not…See More
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Should MIning Be Mechanized, In the Wake of the Current Labour Situation?

Many, specifically engineers and economists argue that it is time to mechanize mining, given the current labour unrest and also the wake of Marikana. The basic idea is that it current depths and other physical considerations actually demands it and at the same time will the cost savings eventually benefit the economy as a whole. Here are some of my ideas on the issue:The issue is not only about cost saving and making profit. It is about reasonable profit (Business Economics 101) and whether the…See More
Oct 19, 2012
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Tim Malone commented on Phil de Kock's blog post Marikana, The Massive Failure of Leadership and the HR Function
"Very well put Phil. To my knowledge, there isn't an institution in SA that offers a qualification in Leadership. Yes, MBAs and other degree and diploma courses sometimes have a module on leadership and there are a few 'certificate'…"
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Tell us about what you do
a. Passionate thought leader and problem solver in the areas of leadership and organization development, human capital management intervention design and project management
b. Extensive experience in the application of project management techniques and is regarded an expert in supporting software packages
c. Advanced degrees in organization psychology and human capital management, and published extensively, including the SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, People Management, and HR Future. In addition I have collaborated on two book projects as co-author and contributor.
d. Received the ESKOM Top Honours Student Award in 1991 for Academic Leadership and Excellence
What companies or organisations are you with?
Independent Contractor

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Leadership Maturity, Accountability and Guptability

Posted on June 1, 2013 at 15:30 0 Comments

Someone mentioned the other day, on Radio 702 that Marikana exposed the fault lines in our society, and I fully agree (see my own perspectives on that at my BLOG). Similarly does the GuptaGate sage show a fault line in our thinking about leadership, their role and accountability.



To most practitioners in the management and behavioural sciences it is not news that leadership has a tremendous impact on the psychological climate of a group (the collective “mood” of people) and this…

Continue

Project Management and Leadership

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 10:30 0 Comments

Why not spend 3 Saturdays, from 09h00 to 15h00 with me to teach you about the essentials of Project Management and Leadership? I intend to host a workshop where you will practically learn:

1. What a project is

2. How to navigate the project cycle

3. Developing a case and charter for your project

4. The work breakdown, sequencing and scheduling for projects

5. Control methods

5. Very valuable leadership and teamwork leanings from my own…

Continue

Consulting 101

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 15:23 0 Comments

Some time ago, as a result…

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Should MIning Be Mechanized, In the Wake of the Current Labour Situation?

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 8:03 0 Comments

Many, specifically engineers and economists argue that it is time to mechanize mining, given the current labour unrest and also the wake of Marikana. The basic idea is that it current depths and other physical considerations actually demands it and at the same time will the cost savings eventually benefit the economy as a whole. Here are some of my ideas on the issue:

  1. The issue is not only about cost saving and making profit. It is about reasonable…
Continue

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At 17:29 on February 2, 2010, iona minton said…
You dont look like you are previously disadvantaged, so what is your excuse?
At 12:25 on June 25, 2009, Neil Waugh said…
Hi Phil
We launched our PeopleSystems HR Management software suite this year. It is a South African developed system that offers the following:
HR Operational Management (people and job profiles, behaviour management, leave management, recruitment management).
Training Management System (all internal and external training as well as planned and actual training).
Compliance Manager (automatically completes EEA2, EEA4, WSP, ATR, LPR, PDP's in the format required for delivery).
QMS (ISO compliant Quality Management System)
Gap Analysis Manager
Evaulation Manager
Enterprise Performance Manager (Balanced scorecards, Strategy Maps, Dashboards etc.).

The best thing about our software is that it is a fraction of the cost of it's international competitors.
We are looking HR consultants who are interested in either referring potential customers to us or becoming a registered channel partner with fantastic revenue streams. Delete Comment
At 13:25 on May 14, 2009, Sue Nkwanyana said…
your blog is really interesting. TIPP Focus members are doing well. We have just moved to a brend new building in Midrand. It will be a pleasure if you can vistit us at: The Willows office Park, Erand Gardens - next to Vodacom. We have a beautiful training venue there, etc.
Thabelo and Jack are doing very well. Business is coming from all Angles. We have a new accreditation with the LG SETA for all Units Standards of MFMA - so we are targeting all Municipalities accross the country.We seem to be the best training Provider thus far in that regards!!!! You are Welcomed to join us when you are free, we have classes waiting for your excellent facilitation skills... It is really good to hear from you. hoping your wife and daughter are well. No, I missed out on my overseas trip but praying for another opportunity, maybe your daughter can invite me, ha!ha! is she still abroad? Wishing you the best
At 15:43 on May 13, 2009, Sue Nkwanyana said…
Good and a Blessed day to you Phillip. its Sue from TIPP Focus Training For Leadership. hope you still remember me!!!!!
I think your articles are great...
At 21:10 on May 12, 2009, Linda Howells said…
Hi Phil thanks for the hand of friendship - and here's to happy networking
At 18:48 on April 2, 2009, sylvia hammond said…
Hi Phil, welcome to our skills-universe - please let us know what is of interest to you & join in the discussions & join groups that interest you - as many as you like.
 
 
 

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