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Finding yourself

Finding yourself

Many countries are on lockdown and most of us are finding ourselves in unfamiliar territory. Some people are engulfed in fear and others are starting to talk about what opportunities does a post Covid-19 world pose? I don’t know about you; but I have found myself...

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21 Days to form new habits

21 Days to form new habits

President Ramaphosa announced extraordinary measures to “flatten the curve” on the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. There is no doubt that these measures will affect many South Africans negatively, however the government showed leadership and they need to be applauded...

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Keeping to our new years resolutions

Keeping to our new years resolutions

At the beginning of each year, most people set New Year resolutions all with good intentions. As it happens it is already that time of the year where life returns to normal and the new year resolutions no longer apply. This is the time where suddenly you can find...

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Show some love

Show some love

February is known as the month of love. Valentine’s Day falls in this month and the shops are filled with various commodities or symbols of love. I am often unsure on how to respond to the big hype around this month. Some years I am cynical and others I embrace it. To...

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Growth mindset is the way to go

Growth mindset is the way to go

Last week’s blog raised a fundamental question about what does 2020 really mean given the dire economic situation South Africa  finds itself in.  This was prompted by the categorization by many of the year being a year of ‘plenty”. The blog acknowledged that this...

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20 Plenty – Is it about mindset?

20 Plenty – Is it about mindset?

New Year’s Day ushered in a new decade and under normal circumstances this should excite us to embrace a spirit of newness and possibility, why not?   It is a new decade and therefore it should mean better things and the opportunity to start afresh. The blog is...

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What do we teach girls today?

What do we teach girls today?

This question was asked to the current Miss Universe....Ms Zozi Tunzi as part of the contest. Do you remember what the answer was?...”leadership” Let me first congratulate Zozi and the entire South African nation for this achievement. Having done so I would like to...

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving”– Albert Einstein. I personally have never the perfected the art of bicycle riding, however I get Einstein here when he creates the parallels. I get it because balance is the one thing that we...

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Winning

Winning

It’s Tuesday today, and as always I am blogging. I do it for a number of reasons... Namely; because I love to share with my readership and secondly I need to do this consistently in order to achieve my objectives. For the purposes of this blog I will not get to the...

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Showing Up

Showing Up

This week I am writing on a topic that is often not spoken about. Many people who have attended a meeting; addressed a gathering or even gone for a job interview; do not always talk about what it means. If you lucky and have a conversation with them afterwards and ask...

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Coming of age

Coming of age

Last week I celebrated my birthday. It was a momentous occasion as I hit the big 50 and I launched my book. The book is called ''Women and Leadership: Conversations that matter''. Leading up to the launch, I had both feelings of excitement and of anxiety. A friend of...

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When Nature Calls

When Nature Calls

I spent the weekend of the 20/21 July 2019 with a group of girls from Nombulelo and Ntsika Secondary Schools in Makhanda. These are Grade 10-12 learners who have been selected to be class reps.   We have been working with these girls in enhancing their leadership...

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