Decision Bottleneck

Oh no … I was having my first panic attack! My reaction was triggered by the very carefully worded e-mail, (similar to so many I had sent in the past to project leaders and managers) inquiring whether I had received the proposal (which arrived in my mailbox 3 weeks ago) and whether I have any

For James

A 2009 article in Forbes magazine makes this statement, “We all know our fair share of corporate bullies – the managers who abuse power, yell, harass and micromanage their way through life. Usually their office antics breed resentment, sabotage, ‘mental health days’ and costly turnover.” Having been a witness of such behaviour this week –

Damaging Designer Labels

   You know when people start a conversation with, “I don’t want to gossip, but…”, and that serves as a prelude to some chin-wagging? Well, I don’t want to judge but… On my way to Sandton on the Gautrain I overheard (could not help it – he was shouting) a rather heated discussion between a middle

Shopping Like Sheep

Let me state upfront that I am an optimist. Not only is the glass half-full, but I’m turning the tap. That does not mean that I am blind to areas where we can really do better as a nation – especially because we have so much to offer the world and each other. You can

Someone’s Got To!

Raise the Standards …. Someone’s got to! Some people get a Ferrari; others trade in their spouse or pursue other hobbies of a similar dubious nature; still others resign themselves to the fact that at that time of your life, the latter is what it is and you should put on your big-girl panties and