Management Today - Volume 30, Issue 4, 2012
Volume 30, Issue 4, 2012
Improve the power of your business with the power of stories... special corporate narrative supplement for readers of Management Today magazineSource: Management Today 30, pp 1 –16 (2012)More Less
The untapped potential of stories in a corporate context
The brain and branding: Build a better brand, boost your bottom line
Collectively making sense of business situations and issues
Engaging people through the use of story
Tell to win and win and win: a cautionary tale and a traffic
Author Alan De Sousa CairesSource: Management Today 30 (2012)More Less
On 14th April 2011 South Africa attended their first BRICS summit having been granted membership of the grouping in December 2010. One year on from their first summit we take a look at what membership of BRICS means for South Africa and look at some examples of how it is impacting business both here and overseas. It is a grouping that represents over 40% of the global population.
Author Ivan FynnSource: Management Today 30, pp 10 –15 (2012)More Less
South Africa's peaceful transition to democracy and former President Nelson Mandela's moral authority have ensured that the country has punched above its weight since 1994. Now South Africa's admission to the BRICS group of developing economies - joining Brasil, Russia, India and China - offers the country a unique opportunity to convert that political capital into economic muscle.
Event review :
Project Management Festival of Knowledge
IPMA / Cranefield College
March 14th - 15th 2012Author Gaylin JeeSource: Management Today 30 (2012)More Less
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In recent years, the BRICS has evolved into a powerful grouping of the world's leading emerging economies. In 2011 the BRICS's share of global gross domestic product (GDP) based on purchasing power parity amounted to about 25%; they occupy 30% of the global territory; and they are home to 45% of the world's population. The contribution of the BRICS countries to global economic growth over the last decade has reached 50%, which makes this group of states the leading power in global economic development. Some analysts predict that BRICS could become as big as the G7 by 2027.
Source: Management Today 30, pp 25 –27 (2012)More Less
The vast, largely untapped potential for BRICS intra Africa trade is to receive a major boost, through the newly-launched BRICS Africa Export Import Forum, which will run alongside the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX), taking place from 15th to 17th July 2012 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand.
Author Bill PriceSource: Management Today 30, pp 29 –33 (2012)More Less
In a business world where leadership is constantly challenged to give directional clarity, executives have to be able to think contextually, and orchestrate change along with having the competence to create assimilation driven by emotional, spiritual and contextual intelligence. Their strengths are taxed with the leading of people enablement and engagement while ensuring that the organisation drives customer engagement and empowerment.
5th Annual : Leadership For Women In Law Enforcement : 23 & 24 May 2012 : Venue : Gallagher Estate, Midrand, JohannesburgSource: Management Today 30 (2012)More Less
New workshop - book now! Advanced Corporate Narrative Workshop : Monday June 11th 2012 : Eagles Nest Estate, R82, Johannesburg : story workshop feedbackSource: Management Today 30, pp 34 –35 (2012)More Less
Author Vikas VermaSource: Management Today 30, pp 36 –37 (2012)More Less
Prof Verma is an MBA with 22 years of experience in the field of management education. He is widely travelled and is visiting faculty in numerous business schools abroad. Besides teaching he also enjoys corporate training and consulting in industry. He has also set up an Entrepreneurial Centre to encourage start-ups in India.
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Leopard's Leap Wines has concluded a major joint venture with Yangzhou Perfect Co. to dramatically increase the export of South African wine to China, one of the fastest growing wine markets in the world. The partnership with Yangzhou Perfect, a division of Perfect China Co., will see nearly 2.9 million bottles of South African wine shipped to China by June 2012, Leopard's Leap CEO Mr Hein Koegelenberg said, adding that this represented a massive addition to the nearly 3.9 million bottles of South African wine already shipped to China in 2010/2011.
Swartland Winery introduces "My Swartland" : a proud celebration of the region, the people and the winesAuthor Cathy MarstonSource: Management Today 30, pp 44 –45 (2012)More Less
It is more than 60 years since Swartland Winery first broke away from the auspices of the KWV and began to make wine for themselves. At the time, they were one of the first wineries in the country to do this and only the second in the Swartland region. Over the years, the winery has seen many changes in winemaking, in wine styles and in the very customers themselves, but throughout it all, they have succeeded in rooting themselves in the heart of the Swartland community and region. They understand the needs of the growers and farmers around them and create a strong, sustainable business, producing affordable, quality wines at all price levels.
Event preview : 5th SA Innovation Summit
Leading Innovation : Africa's Competitive Edge
August 28 - 30th 2012Source: Management Today 30 (2012)More Less
The 5th SA Innovation Summit, Leading Innovation: Africa's Competitive Edge, will be held in Johannesburg on 29-30th August with pre-summit innovation workshops on 28th.
We often hear about the challenges facing Africa, but seldom do we hear about the innovation and creativity emerging throughout the continent. Africa is now amongst the fastest-growing economic regions in the world, creating significant business opportunities in a wide range of industries.
Source: Management Today 30, pp 48 –49 (2012)More Less
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Head of ACCA SA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants South Africa), Nadine Kater has a passion for accounting, education and training. "I come from a line of accountants and teachers. My parents were both accountants and my grandparents were teachers. I come from a strong tradition of accounting and education: accounting and education is in my blood," Kater explains.
Source: Management Today 30, pp 54 –55 (2012)More Less
The impact of the workplace is something we cannot ignore. And looking at the overall wellness of our population and how much of their day they spend at work, there is a direct impact on their lifestyle and stress levels. A significant amount of clinical research shows a link between living an unhealthy lifestyle and the development of chronic diseases - high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. And these can all have an impact on the bottom line of any company," says Andrew Morton, Managing Consultant at MyHealth-CODE.com
Source: Management Today 30, pp 56 –58 (2012)More Less
While Lean Manufacturing and the Toyota Production System is a proven methodology for waste elimination and productivity improvement, its true potential has not been exploited by many industries in India. There are reasons for this, most prominent among which is the lack of in-depth implementation know-how among Indian industries. That is about to change; SSA Business Solutions, with its in-depth understanding of Lean manufacturing is revolutionising the way Lean techniques are adopted and implemented by Indian industries. Project-Agility 500 at Star Engineering Ltd (name changed) is one such example that showcases the power of Lean manufacturing and its tremendous potential for achieving breakthrough productivity improvement for Indian industries.