Entrepreneurs have their day … even inside corporates

 An entrepreneurial spirit is one of the key competencies required by major companies looking for executive talent when job specifications are drawn up

This is according to Auguste Coetzer, a Director of Signium Africa (previously Talent Africa), a leading South African-based executive search and talent management company servicing sub-Saharan Africa.

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Taking a forward view to the rise of the robots

 

FUTURE-spotting is a key strategic challenge for senior management. For those taking a forward view, a new priority has emerged: how to react to the rise of the robots.
Science fiction is fast becoming reality in manufacturing and service industries in the developed world. Businesses in Africa will have to follow suit if they hope to become competitive, says Auguste Coetzer, a director of Signium Africa previously Talent Africa, a South African-based executive search and talent management company servicing subSaharan Africa.

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#EntrepreneurMonth: Entrepreneurs in the corporate world

Entrepreneurship is widely celebrated. Since 2010, National Entrepreneur's Day on 19 November has been presidentially proclaimed in the USA and has now been joined by National Entrepreneurship Month (November), National Entrepreneurship Week and Small Business Saturday.

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What to do when your company is embroiled in a scandal

 Can reputation damage to your company have an impact on your career? Find out how to deal with an organisational crisis

It’s no idle question. Some huge organisations – from BP to Ford to Volkswagen to KPMG – have recently been in the reputational crosshairs and in the era of non-stop communication, whistle-blower hotlines and tighter regulation, more will follow.

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Corporates embraces entrepreneurial spirit

 Major companies are considering entrepreneurial spirit as one of the key factors when looking for executive talent

This is according to Auguste Coetzer, a Director of Signium Africa (previously Talent Africa), a leading South African-based executive search and talent management company servicing sub-Saharan Africa.

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Why is honesty a key source of competitive advantage?

It is unusual to speak of honesty in terms of corporate advantage. Unfortunately, recent developments suggest honesty for honesty’s sake may not be enough to ensure principled conduct in all corners of the corporate world.

Therefore, it may be opportune to give a reminder that honesty has a lot going for it as a way of attracting top talent, improving motivation and lifting productivity.

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Managing your career while dealing with a personal crisis

 It is important to make sure that you don't neglect your career while you are busy attending to a major life crisis

It’s hard to manage your responsibilities while trying to cope with a major disruption in your life. Executive Coach Pat Roberts says it’s crucial to be honest with your manager and your colleagues.

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A 2016 study by the International Federation of Robotics says the number of robots sold globally with double to 400 000 units by 2018, with 70% of the demand coming from China, Japan, USA, South Korea and Germany.

 Future-spotting is a key strategic challenge for senior management. For those taking a forward-view, a new priority has emerged … how to react to the rise of the robots. Science fiction is fast becoming reality in manufacturing and service industries in the developed world. Businesses in Africa will have to follow suit if they hope to become competitive.

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