As we sat together at the Lilly offices in Bryanston, I wondered to myself: “What has made this woman stand out amongst her peers? What has she done or who is she that she is where she is today?” The answers to these questions becomes apparent as one takes a step back and looks at
Every so often we come across what we term a SHARP leader. This is a leader that demonstrates high levels of maturity in their abilities and attitude towards sharing what they have, respecting those around them, and ensuring performance takes place. Elizabeth Zambonini is a SHARP leader! We felt a real sense of this during
Wayne Samson’s rise to the office of CEO of Ellies Holdings Ltd. is an interesting and noteworthy story. It is so noteworthy in fact that we were contacted by a very persistent young man who was adamant that we needed to sit with Samson so that we could share Samson’s story in this forum. It
Dr Maya Angelou, the Pulitzer Prize nominated poet and author, educator, historian, and civil-rights activist once said: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” On a few rare occasions I have had the privilege of interviewing and
TED Talks are fun and interesting. Preparing for interviews can be, uh, less fun and interesting. To reconcile this, here are five fabulous TED Talks that are both enjoyable to watch and useful in helping you prepare for your next big interview.
Whether you’re a two person startup still operating in your garage or a 500-person corporation, one thing should remain consistent: your focus on hiring superstars. When my co-founder Eddie Machaalani and I started our commerce platform company, we made a pact to personally interview the first 100 people we hired. It was hard, but we
Her smile is wide and welcoming, posture strong yet elegant, and she seems immediately comfortable as we sit down and exchange a few words before the show. But it is also clear from the moment we first shake hands and introduce ourselves in the CliffCentral common room that she is feeling a little nervous, edgy,
Of all the leaders I have ever had the pleasure of spending time with, there are few, if any, that come close to directly impacting the lives of more individuals in ways that will change the course of their lives for the better, than the leader Martin Sweet. To date, his company, PrimeStars Marketing, has