Owning innovation...are you up to the job?

The talent acquisition wishlist is clear innovative thinking is a key requirement of directors looking for senior management ready to embrace change and harness new ideas. The strategic goal is to institutionalise innovation, make it integral to the organisation and thereby achieve longterm competitive advantage. But experience suggests that 'owning' innovation is easier said than done.

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You don't really want that job, do you?

BY Annelize van Rensburg director of Signium Africa (previously Talent Africa), a leading South Africa-based executive search and talent management company servicing sub-Saharan Africa.

Who needs a top job as a senior manager or executive? Why bother? It’s only an annual salary of R1,5 million or more. If they want you, they’ll see your potential. Just rock up for the interview. You’ll be fine.This attitude alone is probably enough to wreck any chance of landing a top job, but just to be sure you can always adopt some of the self-destructive behaviours known to kill a candidate’s interview prospects.You can …

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Do you blow your chances of getting a job by making these basic interview mistakes?

If they want you, they’ll see your potential. Just rock up for the interview. You’ll be fine…

This attitude alone is probably enough to wreck any chance of landing a top job, but just to be sure, you can always adopt some of the self-destructive behaviours known to kill a candidate’s interview prospects.

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Break the corporate politics taboo and head for the top

Politics was once a dirty word in business. You did not play politics to get ahead. It was just not done.

Rubbish!

Corporate politics have always been played. The challenge is to play without deceit and duplicity while boosting the business. Of course, smart political players boost themselves as well.

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4 common ways even senior SA business people mess up their job interviews

 With an annual salary of R1.5 million or more as a senior manager or executive, there can be quite a lot riding on whether or not you impress in your job interview.

While there are a number of factors which will ultimately influence whether or not you eventually land the position, there are also surefire self-destructive behaviours known to kill a candidate’s interview prospects.

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Additional skills needed to lead an emerging market business

 THE qualities necessary to run a major business are well known. Leadership competencies are described in countless articles and business school texts but it is becoming increasingly apparent that the component parts of business leadership in an emerging market are somewhat different. 

This is according to Auguste Gusti Coetzer and Michelle Moss, directors of Signium Africa previously Talent Africa, a South Africabased executive search and talent management company servicing subSaharan Africa.

business, skills, market business, Entrepreneur

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