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.

24 signs you have a terrible boss, and how to stop them from crushing your happiness

2019-09-15 12:53

Know the signs of a terrible boss — from gossiping to throwing tantrums — so you can get out before it's too late.

Awkward silences are the trick to getting more money in a salary negotiation

2019-08-20 06:49

Melissa Dahl's book "Cringeworthy" encourages readers to embrace awkward silences when you're negotiating for higher pay.

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

2019-07-15 13:07

Instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.

7 signs your work is more fulfilling than your romantic relationship

2019-05-12 18:17

Research shows that our relationships outside of work make us the happiest. Here are signs your work is more fulfilling than your relationships.

21 simple social skills that will make you instantly more likable

2019-04-28 12:46

From good posture to asking the right questions, some of these surprisingly simple social skills can really help you win people over.

Gen Z workers expect a promotion after one year on the job, and their bosses are creating new titles and throwing 'workversary' parties to keep them happy

2019-04-10 11:00

Gen Z and millennial employees feel they should be promoted within a year on the job, putting managers in awkward positions, a survey found.

7 rules to avoid tanking your brand

2019-03-16 09:00

You don't own your brand, but you can manage it, says Raymond van Niekerk.

Where do disruptive ideas happen? Not on a big team

2019-02-26 06:01

The same people produce very different work in smaller teams, recent research has shown, says Faye Flam.

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.


OPINION: Why change fails (and what to do about it)

2019-09-25 05:00

Research indicates that more than half of change initiatives around the world fail, with digital transformations proving even more difficult to get right, writes Gavin Isaacs.

IAN MANN REVIEWS: How to build a successful business partnership

2019-09-03 05:00

This book's value is not limited to the earliest stages of a business, but to the partnership issue at any stage of the business's growth, says Ian Mann.

21 signs you're a narcissist and don't even know it

2019-07-27 20:17

Patterns of narcissistic behavior include speaking instead of listening and constantly putting other people down.

The top 25 online MBA programmes

2019-07-08 08:01

QS Quacquarelli Symonds ranked the best online MBA programs that potential students can choose from. They range in pricing, location, and duration.

Solly Moeng: Why SA needs a country brand and reputation watchdog

2019-05-01 07:15

Country brand monitoring would mean SA is not left on the backfoot, having to explain itself, when it should be focusing on developing an inclusive economy, says Solly Moeng.

Why dressing like a CEO no matter your job level will prime you for career success

2019-04-11 10:33

Studies show dressing up for work will increase productivity and boost others' perceptions of you. This is especially important for low-level workers.

BOOK REVIEW: Why empathy is a far more powerful business tool than you think

2019-03-22 06:30

Empathy can help you assess whether the agenda for the situation matches what your employees can deliver at the time, says Ian Mann.

Finding a point of entry

2019-03-05 08:23

Moving averages are technical indicators that can help you determine price trends and potential entry points more easily than merely looking at share price movement.

Know when to cut your losses

2019-02-19 14:44

When it comes to trading, there are times that you will get it wrong. That is why you need to ensure you have a sound risk management strategy in place – and stick to it – to mitigate any losses.

BOOK REVIEW: Mental models that could be moving you forward - or holding you back

2019-02-07 06:30

This book is a collection of mental models that the author finds most useful in daily life. You might, too, says Ian Mann.

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