Management Today - Volume 22, Issue 3, 2006
Volume 22, Issue 3, 2006
Source: Management Today 22 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Global leaders conference in Johannesburg Eight of the world's most inspiring business and thought leaders will be in Johannesburg in June this year for the first ever Global Leaders Africa Summit. In addition to addressing the delegates at this three day event, they will also interact on a face to face basis with select business people during private sessions. "The summit will provide an opportunity for local business and government executives to listen to some of the world's leading minds on various topics including branding, social economics, land transformation, political and business leadership and more, " said Tina Schneidermann, ..
Author Julia FreyboteSource: Management Today 22, pp 50 –51 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... A Corporate real estate: understanding the link with HR 50 Management Today April 2006 At the beginning of the 21st century companies face globalisation, dynamic markets and continuous change. The ability to adapt to these changes instantly conditions the competitiveness of a company in the market place. In times of optimised cost structures and re-engineered processes, innovations and therefore the ability to acquire, develop and employ knowledge are key to a competitive advantage. In line with the resource based theory of the firm, the focus of corporate management predominantly shifted from external growth and market positioning to the internal ..
Building a world-class marketing organization : ensure your strategies create, not destroy shareholder valueAuthor Malcolm McDonaldSource: Management Today 22 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... 52 Management Today April 2006 Building a world-class marketing organisation: ensure your strategies create, not destroy shareholder value I Professor Malcolm McDonald is emeritus professor of marketing at Cranfield School of Management. It is intensely irritating to hear yet more pleas for marketers to become more accountable, especially when those making them use promotion as a central model. Certainly if I were a CEO and asked my marketing director what we had for the millions invested in marketing, on being informed we had achieved an increase in awareness or a change in attitude, they would be instantly sacked! In ..
Author Tsakane ChaukeSource: Management Today 22 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... T Decision making: management needs decision support Management Today April 2006 53 Tsakane Chauke is the learning resources co-ordinator at Milpark Business School. Today many corporate managers make decisions on the golf course instead of in the boardroom. Helga Drummond in her book, The Art of Decision Making, states that managers decide according to perceptions, not reality. Arie de Geus wrote in his book, The Living Company, that corporations fail because managers focus on producing goods and services and forget that the true nature of the organisation is that of a community of humans. Companies and government departments in ..
Author Laurentia TruterSource: Management Today 22 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... W 54 Management Today April 2006 The labour courts: where to from here? Dr Laurentia Truter is a consultant with specialist expertise in employment law, labour relations, employment equity and skills development. She is a partner in Wolmarans Truter, a consulting practice spesialising in these areas. With the promulgation of the Labour Relations Act (LRA) in 1995, the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court (together with the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration) were established to replace the Industrial Court dispute resolution system of the time. The latter was described to be a too costly and time consuming dispute ..
Source: Management Today 22, pp 55 –58 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Management Today April 2006 55 Team coaching: the evolution of a corporate process I Prof Antoinette Gmeiner (right) is CEO of Orion Business Solutions and a professional coach specialising in team coaching. Dr Sandra Perkins is a director of the same company. She has a doctorate in labour law, is an accredited business coach and a researcher. rent team members displayed ineffective team characteristics resulting in confusion amongst them about clarity of their roles and expectations within this team, unclear direction, lack of transparency, openness and communication between team members and management, top down decision making, crisis management and ..
Source: Management Today 22, pp 60 –62 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... 60 Management Today April 2006 Coaching contextual intelligence: specific form of organisational wisdom Bill Price (left) and Armand Kruger are master executive business and life coaches. They specialise in coaching CEOs, executive committee teams and board directors in the implementation of their strategy with special emphasis on personal leadership competencies and capacity enhancement. They may be contacted at VIP Leadership and Strategic Coaching and Mentoring Institute and the Global Institute of Leading at (011) 918 2464. AAll leaders are leading within a given reality of context and environment. They are leading people who are best described in Ken Blanchard book, ..
Source: Management Today 22, pp 62 –63 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... 62 Management Today April 2006 Conference for coaches and mentors to be held in June A conference for coaches and mentors will be held in June. The aim of the event is to develop these professionals from good to great to exceptional. However, the conference is not only for professional coaches and mentors. If an organisation has line managers, supervisors and team leaders who have been trained to be work performance coaches and mentors and are busy with such interventions, it will benefit them as well. "The conference will be the key to unlocking the coaching professionalism of the ..
Author Bill PriceSource: Management Today 22, pp 63 –64 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Management Today April 2006 63 Mentoring: developing leaders in organisations II have the privilege to have mentored leaders in most industries and have seen the benefit and progress when it is done with a high degree of structure and intentionality woven into the process. If coaching is about the process of performance, then mentoring is about the downloading of wisdom and expertise in order to equip protgs with the necessary expertise to access the next level of their career path. Mentoring is about thinking out aloud in the presence of the protg so that he or she can capture ..