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How to Be an Inspiring Leader

When employees aren’t just engaged, but inspired, that’s when organizations see real breakthroughs. Inspired employees are themselves far more productive and, in turn, inspire those around them to strive for greater heights. Our research shows that while...

Forget about Bitcoin, rather focus on surviving 2018

Unless you’re the gambling type with a significant stash of spare cash to burn, it’s time to tune out the Bitcoin hype and focus on surviving the financial challenges that 2018 will bring. Niel Fourie, Public Policy Actuary at the Actuarial Society of...

We should aim for perfection — and stop fearing failure

Sometimes trying your best isn't enough; when the situation demands it, you need to be perfect. For Jon Bowers, who runs a training facility for professional delivery drivers, the stakes are high -- 100 people in the US die every day in car accidents --...

How to tame temptations

A survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania a few years ago asked respondents to rank their strengths in 24 different skills. Self-control ended up at the very bottom of the list. This is bad news for all activities that require self-control as a...

How can groups make good decisions? [VIDEO]

We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don't always go right -- and sometimes they go very wrong. How can groups make good decisions? With his colleague Dan Ariely, neuroscientist Mariano Sigman has been inquiring into how we interact to...

9 ways to spring clean your finances

With all the twists, shifts and turns the economy has taken this year, it certainly hasn’t been easy-going for cash-strapped South Africans. Now that we’ve kissed the winter blues goodbye, it’s time to welcome the warmer season with open arms and there’s...

Facing a fiscal crisis

The synchronised global economic expansion continues to gain momentum. World trade is growing and increasing demand is putting upward pressure on commodity prices. Normally, South Africa would benefit from these positive trends, but the best description of...

How I became an entrepreneur at 66

It's never too late to reinvent yourself. Take it from Paul Tasner -- after working continuously for other people for 40 years, he founded his own start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with his experience and passion. And he's not alone. As...

A little discomfort can be powerful.

We all tend to gravitate towards our comfort zones. And why not? They’re places where everything is orderly and predictable – we know exactly what we’re doing, who we’re dealing with, and why certain decisions may or may not work. When you’re in your...

Investment success: Don’t be your own worst enemy

The biggest risk which investors face is themselves, because the mistakes they commonly make are based on their own behaviour and personal biases, warns Morgan Housel, a partner at Collaborative Fund in the US and a former columnist for the Wall Street...