11 May 2009
Harlan CA Cloete
On Saturday, May 9, my daughter and I were glued to the television set as we joined millions of South Africans to witness the inauguration of the 4th South African president. It also provided an instant opportunity for father and daughter to reflect on the road South Africans have travelled to realise their collective dreams. It made me feel immensely proud that the father of our nation, Nelson Mandela also graced the event with his… Continue
Added by sylvia hammond on May 12, 2009 at 10:51 —
Whilst conducting an audit of office buildings to determine aspects related to ergonomics, I again came under the impression of how the social and psychological aspects of the organization have an impact on the physical environment. It also showed how accurate Edgar Shein was in his theory of organization culture. According to the relevant author organization culture is the deep and unquestioned assumptions upon which behavior is based. Further are these assumptions a function of learning and… Continue
Added by Phil de Kock on May 11, 2009 at 20:43 —
It is in times like these that we need to look, to our children, for the kind of lessons that will sustain us, and our businesses.
I recently rigged up a 25 metre, three-rope bridge, between one tree and another. Our 8 year old boy, Lliam, looked at the bridge and whooped with delight. Within seconds he was up the tree and on to the bridge. He soon worked out his balance, and how to place his feet. Within in minutes he was in the 2nd… Continue
Added by Brian V Moore on May 11, 2009 at 10:36 —
In modern society forgiveness is not anymore only a religious issue. Terrorist attacks, other violent crimes, as well as crimes against society are the order of the day. However, while our grief and even bitterness in these situations are dramatic, often visual and prolonged, we also experience situations in everyday life that trigger these emotions and require us to effectively forgive. The unfaithful spouse, the frustration that he or she is not a real soul mate, the longstanding feud with… Continue
Added by Phil de Kock on May 10, 2009 at 22:48 —
We all know him/her - the "pencil breaker" on projects. A nice person, but who can explode at any moment, often just leaving the project without even trying to heal relationships - well this Blogger must admit a pencil breaking or two himself, until the realization came that anger can actually kill.
The HeartMath Institute show that so called emotional high j****** can cause your heartbeat to jump up to 30 beats in one heartbeat if for example you get angry. The result is that our… Continue
Added by Phil de Kock on May 9, 2009 at 16:44 —
One of the most amazing things that I have observed, time and again, in our transformational team building programs - is how easily some people give away ownership for their lives. In so doing they destroy themselves, their relationships and groups that they belong to.
The deeply ingrained, Industrial revolution-linked, top-down management style prevalent in many families, companies and organizations, has left behind a bundle of… Continue
Added by Brian V Moore on May 9, 2009 at 14:30 —
at my collegesandcareers.com makes the connection that the majority of parents who are working full or part-time are the same parents who are living below the poverty level. The article places online education as quite a good way for both parents and their children to get cheaper and more accessible education.
Added by Caitlin Smythe on May 8, 2009 at 15:51 —
In the previous BLOG I outlined some of the important skills of the emotionally intelligent person. Given the great comments here are some of my ideas on self awareness. This is an important aspect that does not only help in growing as an individual but also eliminate behaviors that could be detrimental to the establishment of healthy relationships. The question is however what are the aspects that one should look out for to grow your self awareness? What follows are a few ideas:
Added by Phil de Kock on May 8, 2009 at 14:48 —
Being new to this site I was wondering what people on this site are looking for. I'm aware that trainers/facilitators/managers are extremely busy, so you're not just on here to kill some time...
So what problem would you like to have solved today, tomorrow, next week?
Are you looking for training resources, questionnaires, tools, cartoon pics, more time, better facilitators, a training venue, etc.?
What is your biggest need today?
Added by Judy Janse van Rensburg on May 8, 2009 at 11:36 —
I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me.
He said I was being ridiculous - everyone hasn't met me yet
The emotionally intelligent person is usually very competent in the following areas:
- Being self aware, without being egotistical;
- Having the ability to manage their own emotions (thus, knowing how to moderate emotions and targeting it appropriately to deal with life's… Continue
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I have learnt to work very hard in the things I'm passionate about. As I do, they become fun and no more hard work because of pursuit of passion and I truly enjoy what I do as the life I live and I hope you too will - the joy of life is in realizing passionate things you pursued. Charles Obi Obiorah
Added by Charles Obi Obiorah on May 6, 2009 at 13:28 —
guys please please, don't MIX business with pleasure......but make business a pleasure to do......the thought of my life....not day!!!
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Today I met with Stacey Dlamini who together with her husband Buhle is heading up the Heartlines Mentors. This looks like a great informal way to get into mentoring . Their brochure states the following: The Heartlines Mentorship initiative seeks to support ordinary South Africans who wish to journey alongside a young person who is already known to them.
This is the process to follow if you are interested:
Go to their website for more details.www.forgood.co.za
Click on the Mentor… Continue
Added by Lynda Smith on May 5, 2009 at 19:51 —
This took my breath away enjoy dear friends!!!!!!
Well another election has passed and despite the apprehension which each of us felt, we can again be proud of the peaceful and successful way in which the process was carried out. Now it’s time to get stuck in and give the new leaders our support. Mark Berger conveys most of our feelings in the light hearted poem below.
A POEM FOR JZ
O JZ dear JZ
Our new leader you are
From humble beginnings
Added by Robert Sekwele on May 5, 2009 at 16:52 —
There was a most important job that needed to be done,
And no reason not to do it, there was absolutely none.
But in vital matters such as this, the thing you have to ask
Is who exactly will it be who'll carry out the task?
Anybody could have told you that everybody knew
That this was something somebody would surely have to do.
Nobody was unwilling; anybody had the ability.
But nobody believed that it was their responsibility.
It seemed to… Continue
Added by mariza osorio on May 5, 2009 at 13:42 —
In my dealings over the years with blue-collar employees there has been the persistent theme of the outstretched hand. In my current employment I am the Compensation and Benefits Manager for a beverage company and we have several staff who require anti-retrovirals and insist on attending a clinic in Nelspruit for their care. The cost is about R1200 for 4 employees to travel there and they have historically been given the use of a car and money for toll roads and their medication. They even… Continue
Added by Bernice Barber on May 5, 2009 at 12:40 —