Are you a Ma or a Musk? Macro vs. Micromanagement in modern business

Life at the top - 2/5/2019

Elon Musk and Jack Ma are two very successful business magnates who have changed the game when it comes to putting a public face to their respective companies and utilising modern tactics and ideas to...

Assessing Santa's performance as a business leader

Life at the top - 12/18/2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year (ding dong). Lights are twinkling, Slade’s playing on every radio channel and all eyes turn towards the Chief Exec of Christmas, the main man, the one and only...

It’s lonely at the top: Emma Stroud talks about the challenges female ...

Life at the top - 11/27/2018

Leadership and the journey to becoming a leader are not for the faint-hearted. From personal development to managing a team to business operations, the challenges are endless. If you’re a woman, the r...

What does 2019's business leader look like?

Life at the top - 11/15/2018

There’s a constant challenge involved in creating, leading and growing a business. Success takes time, money and energy away from one’s own self, one’s personal wellbeing. It’s the classic work-life b...

Hot or not for 2019? The top trends every business leader needs to be ...

Life at the top - 11/6/2018

Business trends come and go. Just when you think you’ve got to grips with the latest one, five new ones pop up and make you re-evaluate everything. Some make good business sense and are built to last,...

Don't be a hero: How the 'superleader' hinders rather than helps ...

Life at the top - 9/4/2018

We live in a hero-worshipping culture; one in which individual strength, success and achievement are held up as ideals to emulate and deify. From film stars and singers to sporting champions and polit...

The introverted leader: Being a leader when it doesn't come naturally

Life at the top - 5/8/2018

What does the word ‘leader’ make you think of? A powerful army general? An eloquent politician? A confident, charismatic CEO? We tend to associate strong leadership with certain alpha-type characteris...

10 books on business leadership everyone should read

Life at the top - 11/28/2017

  With Christmas approaching, it’s time to give some thought to your wishlist or risk unwrapping yet another copy of Superfreakonomics (to add to the ones you received last year). But where do you beg...

10 questions business leaders should ask themselves in 2018

Life at the top - 11/14/2017

  A new year is the perfect opportunity to reflect, analyse and improve. We all make personal resolutions and changes, but what about your business? Refresh your business strategy and make 2018 your m...

The 5 Pillars of Resilience that Every Business Leader Should Overcome

Life at the top - 3/7/2017

    Marcus Child - former teacher, award-winning management consultant and Vistage speaker - says we don’t get what we want. We get what we expect. When our expectations are low, we underachieve - whe...