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The rant of the day…(or two or three others to boot)

Essay: Continuous Feedback – a question from game-based assessments

Continuous Feedback A question from Game Based Assessments I revisited my youth (this is ironic considering I’m still very much in my youth…) by bringing out the dusty old playstation 3 and playing some of those family favourites. We’ve bypassed a television at home and instead put in a large projector. While carting the television … Continue reading »

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Essay: Why I hate Interviews

Why I hate Interviews – TLDR: Work together to righten unfair power bases! I know that they are a necessity. I know that they are standard practice for any recruitment approach. I know that interviews are the basic foundation of first impressions, even if other interactions (such as CV’s or assessments) have been actively pursued … Continue reading »

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Essay: Manager versus Leader – Leader Manager?

Manager Versus Leader When does the Manager become a Leader? Consider this scenario. You are a manager. That’s it. That’s the scenario. It’s your job to complete all of the wonderful expectations of management – those competencies that we see all too often describing the vanilla role of management. What comes to mind are the … Continue reading »

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Essay: Own your Journey

Own your Journey: Stacking up our successes against others This blog entry is a bit different to my usual. For one, I am sharing some personal information. But the purpose of this entry is to talk about judging our journeys – in relation to time, distance, and placement. We often compare ourselves to others. We … Continue reading »

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IOP Champion Challenge

The IOP Champion Challenge: You don’t need to be a CEO to choose your own champion What is one of the biggest challenges faced by South African IOP’s on a daily basis? It’s none of the usual answers you might expect. I’ve narrowed it down, you see, to one main problem: extinction. I conducted a … Continue reading »

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Essay: An ironic self-help guide to choosing self-help / development books

An ironic self-help guide: How to choose self-help / development books Coming up to the December holiday period, time tends to warp itself. Tasks seem to happen much quicker with the expectation of free time alluring ahead. And then with the free time that isn’t quite yet “free”, things tend to slow down to immeasurable … Continue reading »

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Essay: Breaking the Leadership Pipeline

Breaking the Leadership Pipeline – the myth about Talent The world of talent. For surely it is a “world” all in and of itself, no? When we first step into the world of talent, we are faced with the precarious requirements of actually defining what is talent, who is talent, and what do we do … Continue reading »

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Essay: The Realm of Engagement and Motivation – Enter Gamification

The Realm of Engagement and Motivation: The twisted version of gamification Having done my masters on a twisted version of the gamification realm of engagement and motivation, I often feel quite invigorated by my “up-and-coming” approach to work environments. This gets put very clearly into perspective when speaking to developers in the IT world, where … Continue reading »

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Essay: Adjusting Strategy

Adjusting Strategy: Moving into new territories or across new terrain? I was privileged to spend some time in Canada where I took a Competition and Strategy business module as a part of my final undergraduate year of study. This module was, by far, the one that intimidated me the most but also stretched me to … Continue reading »

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Essay: Using a Pseudonym – the Brand behind the Name

Using a Pseudonym – the brand behind the name I was asked recently why do I write under a pseudonym. Why allow myself to be represented by “Wonderwhiterabbit”, and not the real person? We had had a few glasses of wine during this conversation, so we started off laughing about the pseudonym. The story behind … Continue reading »

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