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15 March 2020
Trust Distrust
Coaching and Mentoring

Trust and distrust in two separate areas of the brain

Wired for Trust Our brain is designed to detect trust and distrust in our everyday conversations. This hardwiring is millions of years in the making (Hamrick 2018). Trust is the first signal we seek to determine if we can open up or need to close down. Trust is the feeling of "I am safe, and I know…
05 December 2019
21 year pressure pic

How we gauge that pressure has changed over the last 21 years.

In 1998, the world was very different - dial-up modems still screeched through phone lines, France were poised to win the World Cup and NASA found water on the moon. A less obvious change is in the attitudes to mental skills training. Now everyone from professional athletes to sales divisions knows…
13 November 2019
Zero emission

A car running on coal

Before you jump to your keyboard and send me some hate mail, I want to clearly state that I do support any initiative that would protect our little blue planet. That is, genuine initiatives, not delusions. When looking at energy, emissions, pollution, etc… it is necessary to consider the complete…
17 September 2019

The Legislation of Dagga in SA - what you should know

South Africa has a problem of substance usage and the use of dagga has increased significantly in the past year due to the recent Constitutional Court judgment to de-criminalise the private consumption of cannabis, also known as marijuana and “dagga”. This court judgment has resulted in many…

A deep dive into the fascinating world of conversations

20 Aug 2019 Coaching and Mentoring
Neuroscience conversations
In loving memory of Judith E. Glaser, who died in November 2018 after a three-year battle with metastatic pancreatic cancer. “The key to better health is to…

Where’s the value add in aligning company and personal values?

17 Jul 2019 Leadership
personal values
Organisational values are too often perceived as fluffy, nice ideas that offer no real bottom-line value. However, in today’s increasingly millennial-filled…

Change is a given – but can we make it stick?

01 Jul 2019 Change
change is a given
The contemporary organisation has become multifaceted and is highly dependent on its technological competence and the social skills of its people. It relies…

Generic Management Certificate Programme

25 Jun 2019 Skills Development
generic management
Litha-Lethu Management Solutions has been accredited by BANKSETA (BANK-LautL180420) to provide the Generic Management Certificate Programme (5), Qualification…

Organisational Design – Is a flattened and decentralised hierarchy really good for business?

25 Jun 2019 Organisational Design
Organisational Design
Modern business practices are a result of the strategy and structure of an organisation. The strategy takes into account various factors that can significantly…

Making change happen – isn’t that a job for HR?

25 May 2019 Change
making change happen
In competitive business environments, organisations strive relentlessly towards sustaining a superior advantage. This requires leaders to use proactive…

A look into EQ and its contribution to leadership in the workplace.

25 Apr 2019 Leadership
a look into eq
Whilst the fundamentals of leadership will not change, future leaders will succeed with a different skill set than those of today. In today’s rapidly changing…

Competency Assessments: The value add in the modern recruitment process

25 Mar 2019 Skills Development
competency assessments
Attracting, securing and retaining talent in the market has become a increasingly complex and costly task in modern times. A recent global survey revealed that…

Looking at clouds from both sides: POPI and cloud services

01 Mar 2019 Legislation
Introduction When legendary Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell released her hugely successful album “Clouds” in May 1969 little could she have guessed…

POPI: To opt in or opt out: a guide

01 Feb 2019 Legislation
POPI new
Introduction Previous legislation and regulations prior to the arrival of the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) in 2013 required organisations…

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