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You cannot pour from an empty cup

The role of leaders is to inspire and equip employees to bring their best to their work every day. Leadership matters most during tough times and the role of a leader has never been tougher. Coach, Supporter, Confidant, Cheerleader, Strategist, Predictor, Protector, Implementer and Extremely Tough...

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Helping employees cope with persistent uncertainty

After seven months of extreme uncertainty, many of us are experiencing waves of anxiety and fear. Psychologists refer to these feelings of fear and persistent uncertainty, as an ‘emotional tsunami’. They further warn of the impact that prolonged anxiety can have on emotional wellbeing, interpersonal...

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Helping employees to grow their Money Sense

After a particularly challenging year, PWC's 2020 Employee Financial Wellness Survey reports that financial matters are the top stressor among employees globally. Financial problems do not only impact every facet of the lives of those affected, but also the organisations for which they work. It is estimated...

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Helping employees buy wisely this holiday season

Our “above the surface" spending habits are influenced by our “below the surface" needs (both conscious and subconscious) - emotions, attitudes, values, perceptions & beliefs. Marketers understand the psychology behind this only too well and we are lured into buying for all the wrong reasons. As employers, we...

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Helping employees make sense of their cents to boost your bottom line

At some stage, we’ve all been lured by the tantalising bait of advertisers and salespeople. While it’s important to dream about the things we want, pursuing these wants should not outstrip our ability to meet our needs. Differentiating between ‘wants’ and ‘needs’ can be tricky, as...

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Stopping the holes in your culture bucket

Expecting leaders to shape the culture you want in your organisation without ensuring your employees are 'onboard', is like trying to fill a hole-riddled bucket. When leaders are equipped with the skills to create and sustain an engaging work environment (inspire, engage, inform, involve, grow and recognise...

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StudyTrust students Thrive! despite COVID-19

For over 45 years, StudyTrust (a national bursary organisation) has empowered youth by connecting high-potential learners with bursary opportunities. Its founding is centered on the conviction that potential is equally distributed in the population, and making opportunities and support available to all is key to...

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There is light at the end of the tunnel

Lockdown is easing (yay!) but it has taken a serious toll on our emotions and our pockets. A recent online survey by the South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG), reveals that 46% of South African's are dealing with financial pressure, 55% with anxiety and 40%...

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What is holding your team back from high performance?

As remote work becomes the new norm, the need for high-levels of cohesion, goal alignment, planning, mutual support and accountability becomes increasingly important. While many employees have adapted well to the new ways of working, effective collaboration and teamwork continue to be a pain point. This is according to 12...

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