Category Archives: Personal Development

140 Books in my Audible Library that are worth reading for any serious business person

140Books in my Audible Library that are worth reading for any serious business person

I read books. I have more than 140 books in my Amazon audible library. I have picked some of the insightful ones which I think are worth reading. The advantage of using Amazon Audible is that I can use my idle time at home or when travelling to listen to these books. Some of these

Read More

Does intelligence really decrease with aging?

Does intelligence really decrease with aging?

Intelligence can be defined as the competency for logic, understanding, self-awareness, learning, emotional knowledge, reasoning, planning, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving. It is also simply the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. Everyone does have a certain level of intelligence, but does it decrease as you grow, or do you acquire more in

Read More

Career Tip

The best career tip: Get a mentor and why it is important

If you have had the opportunity to discuss with the liberators (the pre-independence generation) and the born frees (post-independence generation) about their work you will observe that there is a huge divide between these two employee groups in terms of motivation, values and perception with regards to work. You may have also noted that there

Read More

Why Every Manager Should Have Human Resources Management Skills & Training

Why Every Manager Should Have Human Resources Management Skills & Training

I have heard line mangers referring most if not all of the people issues to the person designated as the Human Resources Manager. If this is how your people are managed in your organisation you have a long way to go. If your organisation is in the situation highlighted above you have probably experienced an

Read More

A psychological perspective to unethical behaviour

A psychological perspective to unethical behaviour

The question as to why people engage in unethical behaviour is a difficult question for most people to answer. What is it that drives people to act unethically? This is the question that I will try to answer in this article. When an individual violates societal moral norms they are classified as having acted unethically.

Read More

INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITY, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE, AND LIFE OUTCOMES

Individual Personality, Emotional Intelligence, and Life Outcomes

Memory Nguwi caught up with Steve Hunt (Senior Vice President Human Capital Management Research at SAP SuccessFactors) to discuss how personality and emotional intelligence impact on life outcomes. MN: What is individual personality and can it be changed or improved? SH: Personality is often defined as a natural tendency to display certain kinds of behaviours

Read More

Telephone Etiquette for Business Calls (Part 2)

Telephone Etiquette for Business Calls

The telephone is probably one of the most important customer touch points. Every company should train its staff on telephone etiquette. There should be a clear and standard way of how employees use phones at your company. People are tarnishing good, professional, brands because of how they handle phone calls. The rules of telephone etiquette

Read More