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The future face of the office

The future face of the office

COVID-19 has changed the way we work, not only through global hard lockdowns, but also with a hard reset in the world of work. The traditional sense of the workplace has met its demise and it’s time to think of the post-pandemic office in creative, new ways. Remote...

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Book review: Radical Candor

Book review: Radical Candor

Towards the end of last year, I read No Rules Rules, the story behind the culture at Netflix and all the personal work that goes into making the company one of the most sought-after workplaces in the world. In it, the authors talk about Radical Candor which, at first...

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Video interview 101 in the year 2021 – Execs take note!

Video interview 101 in the year 2021 – Execs take note!

I thought I was a pretty skilled video interviewer. I mean, I’ve been doing this for more than a year now, day in and day out, and I can’t recall any particular disasters to date. I certainly believed that my video interview chops were right up there, no doubts about...

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Executive hiring: How to know if they’re good

Executive hiring: How to know if they’re good

I took an outdoor walk with a friend recently. Masked, of course. Physically distanced, naturally. But within conversational range. My friend knows that I’m ‘in recruitment’, but she’s unfamiliar with the specifics of executive search, and how this field is distinct...

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Jack’s growing…Globally and in Africa

Jack’s growing…Globally and in Africa

Thankfully, 2020 was a year of significant growth for Jack Hammer. With our US office in Los Angeles, and the extension of our on-the-ground presence to all the main markets in Africa, we were the fortunate (and delighted) recipients of a substantial increase in...

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Three key leadership trends to note in 2021

Three key leadership trends to note in 2021

1. Making a call on the office/WFH/hybrid strategy During 2020, it was all about logistics – how to get everyone working from home as quickly, efficiently and productively as possible. Sending office furniture and computers to those who needed them, addressing all...

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A Proud Day for Leadership

A Proud Day for Leadership

Yesterday was a great day for Americans. It was a great day for anyone living in America (like me). It was a great day for democracy. It was a great day for unity. It was a great day for anyone who looks to America as an example of freedom, humanity and justice....

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Why boardroom diversity matters

Why boardroom diversity matters

For any company to succeed, its board is crucial. Recruiting suitable, diverse candidates can be difficult. Whether the need is driven by investors, required by law or simply a matter of good business practise, a strategic approach to board diversity is increasingly...

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Book Review: No Rules Rules

Book Review: No Rules Rules

The book that should be on every leader’s holiday reading list is No Rules Rules: Netflix and the Culture of Reinvention. Once you start reading, it won’t even stay closed long enough for you to claim it’s “on your bedside table”. The prose is digestible and...

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Podcast – Debbie Goodman-Bhyat on EO Wonder

Podcast – Debbie Goodman-Bhyat on EO Wonder

In honour of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, listen to Jack Hammer CEO, Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, giving a glimpse into transitioning from a contemporary dancer to law student to the powerhouse behind three successful businesses.

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Podcast – How It Works: Managing Remotely

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!

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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