Management Today - Volume 29, Issue 4, 2011
Volume 29, Issue 4, 2011
The extreme CEO - Andy van der Velde, CEO Berco Express - leadership and teamwork : to the North Pole and backSource: Management Today 29, pp 8 –12 (2011)More Less
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Author Johan WillemseSource: Management Today 29, pp 26 –30 (2011)More Less
Daily employers, customers, communities and the general public are confronted with individuals and organisations that blatantly refuse to accept any accountability for their actions.
The mayor of a large city who is unwilling to accept accountability for the city's disastrous billing system, the estate agent who is not prepared to admit accountability for the mismanagement of trust accounts, the MEC who escapes accountability when trapped speeding at 235 kilometres per hour or the mining company who does not accept accountability for the untreated and polluted water flowing from its mine into the surrounding water systems.
These examples are symptomatic of how far both individuals and organisations have come to merely blink away their accountability and to what extent society at large is allowing accountability to be trashed.
Source: Management Today 29, pp 32 –33 (2011)More Less
The number of women-held directorships on Johannesburg Stock Exchange boards has increased significantly over the past three years, and South Africa is more or less on a par with the United States and Canada, and ahead of the United Kingdom, in regard to gender equity.
Celebrating 100 Years and the Drucker Legacy
The Strategic Drucker : "Peter Drucker's Strategies for Business Growth", Robert W. Swaim : book reviewSource: Management Today 29 (2011)More Less
The author suggests that contained in many of Drucker's 39 books and thousands of articles are possibly the ingredients for a Drucker strategy book. This book therefore consolidates many of Drucker's observations and writings on strategy and other topics related to business growth into this one source - The Strategic Drucker.
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The school's board under the leadership of newly appointed non-executive chairman, Prof Mervyn E King SC, spearheads eight centres of learning in response to the needs of PwC's diverse client base, and to deepen PwC's commitment to the profession and broader community. Prof King says: "The purpose of PwC's Business School's centres is to share leading edge practices, deliver insightful and timely thought leadership, and offer forums for current and future directors and professionals to learn about, and discuss contemporary issues. Our stakeholders can enhance their skills across a range of disciplines, including corporate governance and integrated reporting."
Author Jack RichardsonSource: Management Today 29 (2011)More Less
Here I share with you my 5 favourite things to do in London, enough to keep you busy even if you are only visiting for a weekend break. Even if you have been to London before, some of these experiences might be new to you, or perhaps you have thought "I must do that one day".
UCT Graduate School of Business
Employee Assistance Professionals Association of South Africa (EAPA-SA)Source: Management Today 29 (2011)More Less
Author Gill ConnellanSource: Management Today 29, pp 48 –52 (2011)More Less
We are not as good at solving problems and making decisions as we think we are. This suggestion is the substance of a book by Malcolm Gladwell titled "Blink" (Gladwell, 2005). In his book, Gladwell refers to "thin slicing" and the potential power of our initial responses to situations. This is the "first impression" kind of thinking which suggests that our immediate impressions are often correct.
Author Sidney ShiphamSource: Management Today 29, pp 60 –63 (2011)More Less
Research often poses a number of obstacles to students and one reason is that it is seen as something apart from their studies. Research is often seen as a long winded process, involving statistical analysis and providing impractical business solutions. Given the rapid rate of change in business today it is not surprising that given this mindset, business research has not taken its rightful place in the forefront of business development. This article argues that the MBA process provides an opportunity to appropriately position research within the business dynamics of today.