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Podcast – How It Works: Managing Remotely

Debbie was a guest on The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield this week. Is remote working here to stay? And how can leaders successfully connect with and manage remote teams? Listen below, or visit capetalk.co.za.  

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Covid is not an excuse to make low-ball offers!

I sit (virtually and metaphorically, of course) with one leg on either side of the Atlantic, living in the US, whilst overseeing businesses in Africa. I get my daily news literally 24/7, and find myself viewing ‘the economy’, business in general, and the job market...

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Podcast – Practical advice for managing remote teams

With close to 30 countries across the globe in full or at least partial lockdown, working from home became the norm overnight, speeding up a process that normally would have taken weeks and months to set up. As someone who’s spent a year dealing with the teething...

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A letter to my Work-Friends

Dear Work-Friends As we head into Week 1 of Lockdown in South Africa, I’m into Week 3 (THREE!) of self-quarantine here in Los Angeles with my family (where I currently live). My daughters are also into Week 3 of remote learning (otherwise referred to as...

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Podcast – Latest trends in the workplace

Debbie discussed the latest trends in the workplace, including remote working solutions and flexitime, with Refiloe Mpakanyane of 702. Why are these trends emerging, and how are companies implementing new ways of working? Listen below, or visit 702.co.za.  

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Podcast – Just saying yes

Debbie was recently featured on the Wonder podcast (an EO production). She spoke to host Kalika Yap about the importance of saying yes, taking action, and making the most of the opportunities around you. Listen below, or visit eopodcasts.org.      ...

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Podcast – Gearing up for great hires in 2020

Debbie recently chatted to Wasanga Mehana of 702 about how businesses can create a responsible recruitment plan, and how hiring the wrong candidate can affect the organisation. She also discussed how businesses can handle interviews and ways to recruit the best...

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CEO / Entrepreneur / Dancer

You may have noticed my third ‘slash’. Dancer. A ‘job title’ that I claimed when I worked professionally as a dancer, choreographer, and director of a contemporary dance company, until my late 20’s. I retired, broke and injured, as do many of us….and luckily found a...

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The 10% investment that will get your business game back on

Disruption. Uncertainty. Rapid technological advancement. Obsolescence. We all know that the world of work and business is changing and transforming rapidly, even exponentially. I’ve seen some form of a Moore’s Law graph at every conference I’ve attended in the last...

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Confessions of an accidental tech entrepreneur

If you had told me at any point in my adult life that I would become a tech entrepreneur, I'd have quickly assured you that you were utterly nuts. I can't work my home theater system and still need help navigating iPhone software downloads: Technology and I are...

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Feelin’ good in 2018!

“It’s a new dawn; It’s a new day; It’s a new life, for me….And I’m feelin’good.” That’s how we arrive at work after the year end break. Even if it was only a short one, the slow-down all over the world means that the usual relentless pace softens, slows, and for a few...

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Non-striving for over-achievers

One of the key principles of Mindfulness is ‘Non-Striving’. A concept that I have struggled with for years, and which still, from time to time, has me perplexed. I write about this in my book, ‘IntheFlow- Taking Mindfulness to Work’, and I found myself revisiting the...

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Women’s Month – Love it? Hate it?

This is exactly how I feel about gender-labelled August. A real love-hate relationship, with mixed and conflicted thoughts and feelings: LOVE IT Yes, we STILL need to raise consciousness about gender inequality in all areas of society and life, all over the world....

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