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Why boardroom diversity matters

Why boardroom diversity matters

For any company to succeed, its board is crucial. Recruiting suitable, diverse candidates can be difficult. Whether the need is driven by investors, required by law or simply a matter of good business practise, a strategic approach to board diversity is increasingly...

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Book Review: No Rules Rules

Book Review: No Rules Rules

The book that should be on every leader’s holiday reading list is No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. Once you start reading, it won’t even stay closed long enough for you to claim it’s “on your bedside table”. The prose is digestible and...

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Podcast – Debbie Goodman-Bhyat on EO Wonder

Podcast – Debbie Goodman-Bhyat on EO Wonder

In honour of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, listen to Jack Hammer CEO, Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, giving a glimpse into transitioning from a contemporary dancer to law student to the powerhouse behind three successful businesses.

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Podcast – How It Works: Managing Remotely

Podcast – How It Works: Managing Remotely

Debbie was a guest on The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield this week. Is remote working here to stay? And how can leaders successfully connect with and manage remote teams? Listen below, or visit capetalk.co.za.  

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Covid is not an excuse to make low-ball offers!

Covid is not an excuse to make low-ball offers!

I sit (virtually and metaphorically, of course) with one leg on either side of the Atlantic, living in the US, whilst overseeing businesses in Africa. I get my daily news literally 24/7, and find myself viewing ‘the economy’, business in general, and the job market...

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Podcast – Practical advice for managing remote teams

Podcast – Practical advice for managing remote teams

With close to 30 countries across the globe in full or at least partial lockdown, working from home became the norm overnight, speeding up a process that normally would have taken weeks and months to set up. As someone who’s spent a year dealing with the teething...

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A letter to my Work-Friends

A letter to my Work-Friends

Dear Work-Friends As we head into Week 1 of Lockdown in South Africa, I’m into Week 3 (THREE!) of self-quarantine here in Los Angeles with my family (where I currently live). My daughters are also into Week 3 of remote learning (otherwise referred to as...

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Podcast – Latest trends in the workplace

Podcast – Latest trends in the workplace

Debbie discussed the latest trends in the workplace, including remote working solutions and flexitime, with Refiloe Mpakanyane of 702. Why are these trends emerging, and how are companies implementing new ways of working? Listen below, or visit 702.co.za.  

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Podcast – Just saying yes

Podcast – Just saying yes

Debbie was recently featured on the Wonder podcast (an EO production). She spoke to host Kalika Yap about the importance of saying yes, taking action, and making the most of the opportunities around you. Listen below, or visit eopodcasts.org.      ...

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Podcast – Gearing up for great hires in 2020

Podcast – Gearing up for great hires in 2020

Debbie recently chatted to Wasanga Mehana of 702 about how businesses can create a responsible recruitment plan, and how hiring the wrong candidate can affect the organisation. She also discussed how businesses can handle interviews and ways to recruit the best...

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Multi-generational diversity impacts workplace productivity

Multi-generational diversity impacts workplace productivity

Managing teams comprised of a range of generations is a growing challenge for leaders and, if this challenge is not constructively and proactively addressed, it can have a substantial negative impact on affected employees and ultimately the organisation, a leadership...

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