The Workplace

These are the sycophants’ in your team and you must deal with them to be effective as a leader. Stop being a sycophant and if you are a leader discourage sycophancy around you.

We all want to be told good things and we enjoy flattery once in a while but a great leader must be able to know the sycophants in their team to be effective and efficient. I am certain you have come across many people who praise their leaders or powerful people when they deserve a …

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Why Experience Is Not Necessarily Expertise. Should Organizations Look for Experience or Expertise?

I have read the requirements for some advertised positions and most require experience of over 5 years. Whereas experience is important I could not avoid thinking about whether experience and expertise are the same. Experience is measured by the number of years you have been doing something. For example, if you have been a manager …

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Why The Dogs Are Barking and Their Owners. Who Are The Dogs Barking For?

We are a few weeks to the elections and the barking is becoming louder by the day. There is a saying that when you see a dog barking, find out the owner behind the barking.  Ordinarily barking is one of the languages dogs use to communicate. The barking changes depending on the situation. At times …

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This Is What Public University Managers Must Do Before They Declare Staff Redundant. The Article Most Top Managers In Public Universities Will Read But Pretend Not To Have Seen Or read.

Public Universities have been in crisis for quite some time and to remain afloat they must make hard unpopular decisions. The question is whether the decisions they make are in the best interest of the university and will help them remain afloat. The other question is whether they are willing to make those hard unpopular …

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Working Hard Vs Working Smart? A Fact or a Myth?

Have you ever been told by someone to stop working hard and start working smart? Have you told another person to work smart rather than hard? We all have come across this advice and most if not all say it without much thought. Is working hard or smart enough?  Working hard entails spending long hours …

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Is Witch Hunt The New Way of Solving Problems In Organizations? How Does Witch Hunt Work In Organizations?

Organizations today are full of witch-hunting and it looks like witches are full in the workplace. Some employees who hold positions of leadership find themselves engaging in witch-hunting to save their faces. Such managers look for someone to blame and hold responsible for problems facing the organization hoping that the difficult situation or crisis will …

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