Building a culture of radical trust is the key to creativity, according to this CEO

2020-02-19 13:25

What happens within a culture of radical trust? Employees feel empowered to take initiative, so creativity thrives.

Here are 5 hacks for shaving down your company's meeting time, from a startup that whittled theirs down to just 4 hours a week

2019-11-11 14:06

Hugo, a meeting notes software startup based in San Francisco, has a "4-hour meeting week" rule, and its leaders suggest other companies do the same.

This game lets you roleplay as a tech CEO, and it was way harder than expected

2019-10-24 16:09

As CEO, you must keep stakeholders and investors happy by choosing how to use your resources effectively.

OPINION: Is it legal to secretly record your boss?

2019-09-28 07:00

It's allowable under Rica but problematic under the Labour Relations Act, says Bradley Workman-Davies.

Dealing with disciplinary action

2019-08-08 13:13

Bringing disciplinary action against an employee is something most employers would hope to avoid. But when it does come to pass, there are some important steps to follow.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: The key skill most managers lack

2019-07-29 18:18

There are two skills most managers lack: running good meetings and giving effective feedback, says Ian Mann. Here's how to fix the most important one.

Top tech companies like Netflix and LinkedIn say they have no problem with employees interviewing for other jobs — in fact, they might want to help

2019-04-08 09:46

The best management strategy is encouraging employees to be open about the next steps in their career, according to companies like Netflix and LinkedIn.

EHL ranked top hospitality and leisure management university

2019-03-11 19:54

Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne has been ranked at the top position in the 2019 QS World University ranking for Hospitality & Leisure Management Universities.

BOOK REVIEW: Fear can crash anything from planes to banks - how fearful is your workplace?

2019-02-14 06:00

Fear causes poor decision-making, and it can be fatal in the workplace, says Ian Mann.

Another way to identify winners

2019-02-04 15:04

The technical analysis of shares seems to be favoured by many, but why should a balanced investment management system only consist of one single investment tool?


Microsoft is rolling out a new management framework to its leaders. It centres around a psychological insight called growth mindset.

2019-11-12 11:14

Microsoft's growth runs deeper than its outward markers of success. The real transformation is cultural.

Here are 5 points to consider when asking for a raise according to recruitment specialist

2019-10-31 16:17

"I need my account to match my lifestyle and taste."

IAN MANN REVIEWS: Bedtime stories for managers

2019-10-14 19:52

If there's a manager on your gift list, get them this book, says Ian Mann.

A simple recipe for restaurant business success

2019-08-29 10:54

Twenty-five years ago, when Fats Lazarides decided to open the first Ocean Basket, many thought his seafood restaurant wouldn’t find favour in South Africa. Well, that restaurant turned out to be the start of a hugely successful – and much-loved – brand.

How to avoid conflict in a family business

2019-07-31 13:38

When it comes to running a successful family business for generations, blood really shouldn’t be thicker than water. Clear guidelines and governance structures need to be in place – and everyone should adhere to them.

Is your company losing its edge?

2019-04-09 08:00

In a fast-changing and competitive environment, businesses – and the workforce – need to be on top of their game to remain relevant.

Companies like Netflix say harsh feedback improves their employees' work, but experts suggest bosses aren't always the best judge of performance

2019-03-23 12:32

Leadership experts say the feedback process at most workplaces is highly flawed. Many bosses are realising this, and relying more on objective data.

An expert says there's only one good time to give your employees feedback, and it's not during a performance review

2019-03-10 19:46

Feedback from a boss or a coworker isn't always effective, research suggests — especially if that feedback is negative.

A former Google exec has some counterintuitive advice for anyone who wants to be a good boss

2019-02-12 14:05

A boss should warn employees that, at some point, they'll mess something up — and it's the employees' job to call them out on it.

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