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IPM Membership – Make your mark as a true HR professional HR Professionals have a big job to do – they are tasked with balancing the needs and interests of many stakeholders. HR has been labeled as the gatekeeper, supporting managers only, or seen to be playing the role of ‘policing arm’ for executive management.

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Proactive and responsive leadership

Proactive and responsive leadership

Thursday, 15 June 2017 by

Proactive and responsive leadership – A People Management & Organisational Perspective Have you heard? The theme of our 61st IPM Annual Convention and Exhibition is “Proactive and responsive leadership.” We are excited to start the dialogue with you around this topic. In this blog, we are sharing a few leadership mindsets from business leaders in

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What does leadership mean to you?

What does leadership mean to you?

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 by

What does leadership mean to you? 12 quotes from those who lead We have not blogged on leadership for some time, and given recent events in our country, now seems an apt time. What does leadership mean to you? Some will phrase this as, what makes a good leader? In this post we present a

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Mentoring and Coaching

Mentoring opens doors

Tuesday, 02 May 2017 by

Mentoring opens doors A mentor is someone who allows you to see the light inside yourself. Oprah Winfrey Many successful business people put their success down to mentoring. South African mining magnate Patrice Motsepe, Africa’s first millionaire, and founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, credits the role of mentorship in his success. According

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comfort-zone

Committed to learning? Get outside your comfort zone Robots and artificial intelligence software may almost render human workers obsolete in the future. It will take a while for that to happen (between 30 and 50 years), but we need to prepare ourselves for this world where the nature of the work we do, and the

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Business as a force for good

Business as a force for good

Monday, 20 March 2017 by

Business as a force for good Big and small businesses must be a force for good to really improve society but big businesses need to work harder at this, finds a UK study. Investing in young people can help. Our latest blog takes a closer look. Public trust in business is low. Businesses must address

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Influence

Build your influence at work

Tuesday, 14 March 2017 by

Influence is the new currency at work. We are said to influence more than a hundred people, on average, every day! Building your influence at work raises your profile, and getting noticed can be an important precursor for a successful career within the organisation. Having influence is also related to having impact. You can influence

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Mosima-Selekisho

Masculinity could ruin you!

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 by

A message for top women managers … Masculinity could ruin you! by Mosima Selekisho* Many women managers have found that getting in touch with their masculine side is one way of getting to the top. But in future it may no longer be the best career option. In fact, in the long term it could

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How HR can WOW! the business and stay on the (b)risk side of management! BY IMPROVID For the past few decades, HR has been under scrutiny for many reasons. Perhaps the most important one is, the question of the value of the profession and the speed it executes at. As Ulrich rightfully commented in a

Set your sights high for 2017, Part 1

Tuesday, 14 February 2017 by

You are the CEO of your own career. So says Liz Ryan, founder of The Human Workplace. And we think she is right. Going to work each day is a good way to pay your bills. But just showing up from nine to five, or six, or seven does not constitute managing your career. Why

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