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A survival guide to panel speaking

A survival guide to panel speaking

Many months ago I was invited to speak on a panel at The Directors Event – a prestigious gathering of CEOs, Directors of private and public sector organisations and ‘’The Media”. Of course I said “Yes”! I was so flattered to be invited to participate that I had not...

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‘Grateful For’ – an excerpt from ‘IntheFlow’

‘Grateful For’ – an excerpt from ‘IntheFlow’

'Grateful For', is the title of Chapter 15 from Debbie Goodman-Bhyat’s book, IntheFlow – Taking Mindfulness to Work. "Next up is a bit of gratitude and appreciation. Yes, I accept, it can sound a little soppy and clichéd – I too have heard a million times about...

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Meet Debbie Goodman-Bhyat – Green Family Guide

Meet Debbie Goodman-Bhyat – Green Family Guide

Making the leap from award-winning dancer to successful businesswoman, Debbie founded Jack Hammer and subsequently turned it into one of the top executive search firms in the country. The company is rated in the top 3 executive search firms in SA and through their IRC...

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Is your business plan a comfort blankie?

Is your business plan a comfort blankie?

Jason Fried inspired me test my views on planning and goal-setting with his blog entitled 'Planning is Guessing'. His basic premise is that a plan is actually more of a guess, a hope, a stab in the dark, and that too much effort spent planning is really a waste of...

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WIFN – Keynote: ‘Taking Mindfulness to Work’

WIFN – Keynote: ‘Taking Mindfulness to Work’

Join Women in Finance Network (WIFN) as we host Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, successful businesswoman and author of 'IntheFlow - Taking Mindfulness to Work', enjoying dinner together, and learning mindfulness techniques that will transform your year! Click here to learn more...

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Mindfulness trending in the boardroom

Mindfulness trending in the boardroom

“Mindfulness is no longer an opaque concept reserved for yoga retreats and motivational memes,” says Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, author, speaker and CEO of Jack Hammer, rated one of SA’s top 3 executive search companies. “The idea that people who practice mindfulness...

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Leadership Platform – Podcast (CliffCentral)

Leadership Platform – Podcast (CliffCentral)

The book: “IntheFlow - Taking Mindfulness to Work – the power of noticing the small stuff” by Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, is the leader Adriaan and Louis have a fascinating conversation with. Her leadership transformation journey brought about writing this book and a...

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Will all the leaders please stand up?

Will all the leaders please stand up?

We're going through turbulent times in South Africa. More turbulent by the day, with shock waves of uncertainty and anxiety in every sphere of society - in particular, Business. Currency devaluation, downgrade to 'junk' investment grade status...it's a mess! And...

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Leading with compassion – dream or reality?

Leading with compassion – dream or reality?

I recently read ‘Simply Brilliant’, written by William Taylor, founder of Fast Company, which really inspired me. In the book, he highlights transformational leadership trends, having researched and analysed companies all over the world for several years. And it seems...

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Woman in Finance – Mindfulness Keynote [Event]

Woman in Finance – Mindfulness Keynote [Event]

Debbie Goodman-Bhyat author of INtheFLOW Taking mindfulness to work will be our guest speaker. Date/Time Date(s) - Thursday, February 16, 2017 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Location Fours Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Categories No Categories Fee: R350 per person. Dinner included...

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“The Power of Noticing the Small Stuff” [Event]

“The Power of Noticing the Small Stuff” [Event]

EO Presidents’ Meeting – Lisbon – January 2017 Debbie presented the closing keynote at the Entrepreneurship Organisation’s MEPA and Europe Presidents’ meeting in Lisbon, in January 2017. Taking a leap of faith, she introduced Mindfulness-based concepts to a group of...

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Leadership mastery in chaotic markets

Leadership mastery in chaotic markets

I was winter-vacationing on an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean when the Brexit vote came out, and watched from the sidelines with sporadic internet signal as markets roller-coasted and whiplashed with shock. A short while later, there has been some...

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Purpose, people and growth

Purpose, people and growth

My team and I interview hundreds of executives every year. Almost none of them are actively looking for a job. In spite of that, many of them are open to exploring new career opportunities, and some of them will land up accepting an offer to join a new organisation,...

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Leader or psychopath?

Leader or psychopath?

I’ve just read a fascinating and scary book: “Snakes in Suits. When Psychopaths go to work”, by Paul Babiak and Robert Hare (both are PhDs). The fascinating bit is the comparison the good doctors make between psychopaths and leaders. The scary bit is how close the...

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Leadership lessons – from a 7-year old!

Leadership lessons – from a 7-year old!

One of the key descriptor of a ‘Leader’ is one who can create a vision, and inspire others towards its achievement. Implying a relatively strong orientation towards goals and outcomes. Set the goal, figure out a way to get there, and motivate the troops towards the...

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