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Teaming Essentials – What to Expect   This reflection from the V-Teamwork Teaming Essentials Program was prepared by course participant Lucy Frank. It explains what you can expect from each week of the program.   Applying From the moment you apply for V-Teamwork, you are required to start thinking about your story, motivation and goals Read More

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8 reasons why people resist change in the workplace Change in the workplace is inevitable, especially in the global knowledge economy. Given this, adaptability and flexibility are highly sought after skills in the workplace. However, not every employee is willing to embrace change and some will go as far as to actively resist it. Knowing Read More

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  We all know that work can be stressful and a little chaotic at times. During these stressful times, we can be brought into a space of overwhelm, or negative thoughts and energy, which can impact on our productivity and performance. It is important that workers learn to manage their negative emotions in order to Read More

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Managing difficult employees and disruptive behaviours – 3 strategies that will help you To succeed in the global knowledge economy, it is important that an organisation’s staff are engaged contributors who are able to work within a team and treat each other with kindness and respect. However, nearly every workplace will have to deal with Read More

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  Nurturing your IT workforce could save you revenue in technology mishaps   It has been said time and time again that advances in digital technology are changing the professional workforce and evidently, organisations must adapt in order to survive. According to a study by Accenture, leaders in embracing digital technology grow revenue at more Read More

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  We are in business to equip people to thrive as they work together in our fast, complex world.   Why? Because in the big picture, we believe it’s the most important contribution we can make. Our accelerating and increasingly complex world civilization is producing enormous challenges and amazing opportunities. These are of an entirely Read More

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  We all have to make decisions, especially when at work. Decision making is a key skill in the workplace and one that is highly important for managers and leaders. Those in authoritative positions may find that their decisions have much at stake, as their choices have the power to affect and influence the lives Read More

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  In her excellent article on why women must break out of their comfort zone to advance, Wanda Wallace talk about the need to develop the skills of Spanning Leadership.   Women often feel secure in knowledge-based roles, and their bosses are at ease keeping them there. But to grow a career, it’s necessary to Read More

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  As 2020 approaches, the workforce will continue to change as we further embrace the 4th industrial revolution. Like with the previous industrial revolutions, the 4th will transform the skillset and job skills required from workers, especially in today’s global knowledge economy.   A study by the World Economic Forum found that 35% of the Read More

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  A successful leader is easy to spot. They tend to give off a certain energy, one that often makes us like them instantly. They can captivate an audience and greatly impact the lives of those they lead. Successful leaders tend to behave in a certain way under certain conditions and usually have a number Read More

Leadership dispositions – common traits of successful leaders