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By Carol Butcher The idiom “don’t judge a book by its cover is well-known,” but seldom applied. It teaches us not to base our opinion on the appearance of someone or something. However, very few can

by Carol Butcher The 21st century is an age of permanent white water. Individuals who thrive in this environment, embrace disruption, change, challenge and variety; they are resilient; they are risk takers, and they are courageous.

By Carol Butcher 13th Century Chinese philosopher, Confucius wrote: “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential…these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” If anyone

By Carol Butcher Writing a book is a powerful strategy for raising one’s personal profile and is often used by celebrities, politicians and business leaders. Their books are typically autobiographies or best practice books – how

by Carol Butcher DH Lawrence famously wrote: “Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you have got to say, and say it hot.” Public speaking is a critical skill

By Carol Butcher “There is no way you can travel around Africa and not be touched by what you see. You fall in love with the continent. When I returned from Ethiopia, I wrote the following on

by Carol Butcher Born in the Eastern Cape, Fernando Pienaar matriculated from Greenpoint Secondary School in East London. After matriculating, he completed a National Diploma in Biotechnology through the Durban University of Technology.  Biotechnology is any

Making a difference by Carol Butcher Every company has different risks. Managing these risks effectively enables business to develop and grow.  “In our industry safety, health and environmental risks are important. Poor quality is also a big

Creating chemistry between HR and business By Carol Butcher “People and their development has always been my passion - I love the diversity of what people bring to an organization, from their thinking and their approach to

By Carol Butcher “To be or not to be, that is the question,” Prince Hamlet mused in the nunnery scene. These words resonated with Shakespeare’s audience when the play was written in 1601. Today, the words