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Great document. Clearly outlines the stepping up to being an organisation that embraces innovation as a culture.
Posted by Celestin on 2018-03-16 10:04:56
Thanks for this great article and I like the way it is arguing. It mentions the need for innovation at the firm level but also at the organisational level and it emphasises the need of awakening instead of just designing a strategy or vision. Very insightful! Thanks for that.
Posted by Frank Waeltring on 2018-02-19 14:07:24
Exceptional simplified synopsis of Innovation Culture. It's only when we are able to make sense of the complexities of behind the scenes that we are able to simplify for the benefit of others. A sure display of Dr Shawn Cunningham's commitment to see local South African businesses thrive in exciting times as these.
Posted by Daniel Paulus on 2018-02-16 13:18:57
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Posted by Sibangani on 2018-02-08 23:37:59
Thank you for touching the niche part of leadership.
Posted by Kurasha Oscar on 2018-02-01 17:52:37
Thanks. I am a Senior Manager ICT for National Consumer Commission. I hope to follow suite.
Posted by Ntsie on 2017-12-18 17:04:45
Posted by Sibangani on 2017-12-14 13:34:00
Very nice article.
Posted by Theodore Stanley on 2017-11-19 15:08:58
Nice, succinct article!
Posted by Terry Meyer on 2017-11-16 16:17:51
Well done team. I enjoyed marking your reflections on this project.
Posted by Jane Robertson on 2017-11-10 06:54:40
In our npo of the church we have number of unemployed youth that can participate to your programme if you have space for them .we are currently training them in skills and many other programmes, we would love if you can give the jobs
Posted by Mzimasi Gishi on 2017-11-03 08:47:27
Posted by Leslie Ashburner on 2017-10-28 08:28:47
I would like to know if you do offer a Masters Program on Coaching and Mentoring.
Posted by Thokozani on 2017-10-08 18:05:22
Good Morning. Can I please have Dr Leano Greybe's email address? He was many years ago my school principle, and I really like to say 'Hi' to him. Kind Regards. Neels Smith
Posted by Neels Smith on 2017-10-05 07:55:24
I am keen on doing the Ethics Certification Course. Is there an offering of the said Course in Durban KZN Province. Advise please.Cost etc. Await you response. Thank you.
Posted by M.P. Subben on 2017-10-04 15:06:51
Certainly a requirement in homes too for families to connect personally and stay connected personally rather than connected to technology.
Posted by Clifford Joseph on 2017-09-22 16:20:07
Please contact me i am stuck
Posted by mooki on 2017-09-17 18:59:01
I am most impressed with your answers....great inspiration for the younger and up come generation......
Posted by Ann on 2017-09-15 11:18:01
Judy, relevant comment. The article has been written from my experience on various projects, and with the objective to elicit good debate. The restructuring profession is currently going through a QA process to address this aspect specifically. This should give owners the added assurance of getting the best out of the process. I'm always saddened by the amount of assets (physical and non-physical) going to waste if handled incorrectly. You are welcome to add some comments based on your experience.
Posted by Reinhardt Lohbauer on 2017-08-08 16:20:13
Nonsense. The reason is that businesses owners don't trust "registered business rescue practitioners". Why should they?
Posted by Judy Backhouse on 2017-08-05 05:57:59
Good Day , I need HELP in developing my leadership brand, please advise and assist if there one - on - one packages or what does the programme entail , Regards, Yamkela ,Manager PwC
Posted by Yamkela on 2017-07-21 11:11:17
Brilliant stuff indeed!
Posted by Sibangani on 2017-06-02 21:34:52
Thank you for sharing very valuable information and insight. Excellent principles. Since this is our passion, we truly appreciate this! diversityandinclusion.co.za
Posted by Rinet Griessel on 2017-06-01 20:13:40
Interesting exposition. Thank you for the gift Dr Makhurane.
Posted by Andile Kwakweni on 2017-06-01 17:07:33
Happy to read from people who believe in the development of Africa continent. My question is can we also do it and when? Do we need to change something before doing it and when? Do we need someone to tell us to do it and how? Thank you for taking part of your time.
Posted by Emil Atsu on 2017-04-26 10:33:26
I want to learn and change my brain without surgery
Posted by Karabo on 2017-04-26 08:14:55
Happy to read more on Prof. Adjasi, whom I found to be intelligent, but unassuming. Best wishes, Prof!
Posted by Elton Jangale on 2017-04-25 20:54:24
Good info there about Prof ... I totally agree with the point on his unending desire to answer questions - In have witnessed this during MPhil (DevF) lectures. Prof is an easy and cool guy!! Perhaps this could be attributed to mixing music.
Posted by ESINYEN MICHAEL on 2017-04-25 11:27:58
Excellent article. A must read .
Posted by Bill Duxbury on 2017-04-03 10:40:23
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Posted by matshepo on 2017-03-15 16:33:03
Please still I did not start yet
Posted by Ahmed on 2017-02-25 17:47:39
Thank you some awesome ideas
Posted by Audrie on 2017-02-24 21:04:43
Acutely relevant in a time within which we still lingers on outdated paradigms and language underpinning what we teach.Practical models reflecting a constructivist approach to learning is now urgently needed , yet the 10 lessons on the world of work for grade 10-12 still based on an old world of work , the practice of the fast outdated career counselling instead of career education and the crisis management approach to early school leaving masses leave us little time to effectively manage the approaching tsunami of NEET's.The skill set of the Fully Functioning School Leaver and a model for implementation is available but nobody buys .Changing the systems so entrenched in its own sustainance will catch us with our pants on our knees .How many uncoordinated article writers are we and what is the joint potential for change among a collaborative group of concerned citizens. Davos just told us how little time we have got.
Posted by NIEL Mostert on 2017-02-22 17:48:35
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Posted by Michael Stannard on 2017-02-15 09:26:05
Good day Michael, very interesting read I should say. I am currently doing research on Branding in the Digital Space within the Travel Management Industry. What important contributors can you advise on this research and how do you see technology playing its part within such an industry. How can the industry arm its employment force for the changes introduced by technology? Your contribution is well appreciated. Thanking you in advance.
Posted by Phumzile Ntshangase on 2017-02-14 13:41:19
Thanks Cynthia, enjoyed the article.
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Posted by Bakang on 2016-12-10 16:36:18
Kindly supply me with more information regarding this Short course.
Posted by Madabane T on 2016-12-03 19:24:47
Interesting subject Iain. Would really like to learn more.
Posted by Brendan on 2016-11-20 14:52:25
The paper comes at an important time in our history. Unrest on campuses, concerns about the State of Capture as reflected in the Public Prosecutors' report of yesterday and the ongoing and the dismal record of delivery to the poorest and most needy in SA. The challenge for us all is to reflect on the oath of office. This allows us to think deeply about where we stand on the issues of to-day and also to ask 'how can we make a difference?'
Posted by John Thompson on 2016-11-03 06:29:33
Posted by lerato on 2016-10-28 11:31:05
Our formal NQF-QCTO-OFO-SETA system is not designed for flexibility and quick response to changing needs. Fortunately, many learning solutions that simulate creativity and innovation are delivered through demand-led and customised training, but these fall outside the NQF. But we need formal acknowledgement of their value and funding incentives to break the current mindset that only training for NQF credits has real value. Employers whose staff training is focused only on SETA grants and BEE points are unlikely to survive this new revolution.
Posted by Suzanne Hattingh on 2016-10-26 11:19:21
Great article and food for thought. The issues you raise need to be addressed but will they be considered by the powers that be or will they fall on deaf ears? The role of the QCTO, of SETAS and the relevance of the OFO's is of paramount importance. Regarding the new skills required, what you say and the points you raise are quite frightening. Does the current education and training system do anything to address these issues? Well done again.
Posted by Des Squire on 2016-10-25 08:42:24
Excellent article. A lot of food for thought. I wonder what the implications are for the future instructional design models?
Posted by Christa Moorhouse on 2016-10-23 19:36:33
A great article, Suzanne. It also points to the fact that we need to teach people to "unlearn in order to learn" and we should also build this into our programme design. As individuals we are programmed from birth into linear thinking and this doesn't encourage creative thinking and innovation, two core competencies I believe will become critical in the new world of work. SETA's and education providers also need a new approach.
Posted by Helen Wright on 2016-10-20 18:34:34
When 'strengths and talents' are bereft of conscience....this make us homo demons .
Posted by Anwaar Arnold on 2016-10-13 11:10:29
Indeed a well distilled thought piece. It resonates with me but also aligns to existing research in the market done by Deloitte and others. I believe that all leadership requirements in future will be fundamentally different not only HR Leaders. The challenge for HR will be to cope with the pace of change and to keep up with the speed of disruption.
Posted by Henry Kemp on 2016-10-12 10:52:00
Dear Martin You have written a wonderfully inspiring article, which is especially refreshing at this tumultuous time in South African tertiary education. I am in firm agreement with your comments having had experience most of the above challenges as a tertiary lecturer. I myself have gone through the formal tertiary education system AND the distance learning circuits (USB-Ed/Quirk education/GetSmarter) and I can honestly attest to its vast potential. I challenge any educator who believes they are future focused to go back to school i.e. enrol in a MOOC, do an online course. I believe it would be an eye-opening experience. Thanks Andrew
Posted by Andrew on 2016-09-23 08:09:15
Thank you, Dr Albertini!
Posted by Laura on 2016-09-22 11:59:23