What architects do – Part 3

What value does an architect provide during the construction process? As the expert in this field, your architect will oversee the construction of the building on your behalf. You do not have to worry about the project, as your architect and his consultant team do that for you. You will be invited to “site [...]

What architects do – Part 3 2018-06-17T13:51:12+00:00

What Architects Do – Part 2

What further value do architects provide? You have decided to proceed with your building project. Or possibly to lease or build a new home for your business. Or perhaps you wish to create an investment property? The second part of an architect’s service deals with local authority approvals. It also deals with construction documentation, [...]

What Architects Do – Part 2 2018-09-26T14:23:50+00:00

Learning leadership lessons through sport

Want to be a leader? Carry the team’s bags Cathy Engelbert, CEO at Deloitte, had the following to say: Those who know me know that, having grown up with five brothers, I am a little bit of a sports junkie. And I believe part of the reason I have the honour of serving today as a [...]

Learning leadership lessons through sport 2018-02-15T13:29:57+00:00

People and Productivity No. 3

Managing performance the right way As discussed with you last time, people productivity is usually about having the basics right. We mentioned 8 keys and I have ordered them in priority. PRIORITY 1 is to pick the right people. PRIORITY 2 is to train them right. In this article, I will jump right down to Priority [...]

People and Productivity No. 3 2017-12-05T15:07:13+00:00

People and Productivity No. 2

More keys to developing a productive workplace As discussed with you last time, people productivity is all about getting the basics right. We mentioned 8 keys in order of priority. PRIORITY 1 is to pick the right people. Here we will discuss the next most important priority. PRIORITY 2: TRAIN THEM RIGHT The head of [...]

People and Productivity No. 2 2017-11-17T15:07:35+00:00

People and Productivity No. 1

The keys to developing a productive workplace This illustrative report was written to the Managing Director of a mid-sized South African civil engineering organisation with 300 permanent staff. As discussed with you, your organisation is faced with many people productivity issues. Before I propose specific actions, I want to provide you with some background. In [...]

People and Productivity No. 1 2017-11-13T18:58:20+00:00