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ARE YOU A PROFESSIONAL? WHAT IS YOUR PERCENTAGE AVAILABILITY RATING? - IT REALLY DOES MATTER

ARE YOU A PROFESSIONAL? WHAT IS YOUR PERCENTAGE AVAILABILITY RATING? - IT DOES REALLY MATTER

As professionals we pride ourselves in our credentials and the authoritative power that come with them, our voice and opinion matters to those with whom and for whom we
work. We execute our mandate with verve and pride.

However one realises that the average well trained professional would do the same and it is almost
totally expected of them, so there must be something to set apart the professional who will stand shoulders above the rest. In this instance the author has coined a term "PROFESSIONAL AVAILABILITY PERCENTAGE RATING"

No we unpack the PAPR concept. Being professionals we work with other professionals from other disciplines who subscribe to their own codes. These codes dictate that they operate in certain ways and stand guided by certain standard practices. P.A.P.R however is independent of professional codes, it is a personally determined factor which every professional w…

TACTICAL EXECUTION MUST ALWAYS BE RESPONSIVE TO CHANGES IN STRATEGY AS THEY HAPPEN - HERE'S WHY

TACTICAL EXECUTION MUST ALWAYS BE RESPONSIVE TO CHANGES IN STRATEGY AS THEY HAPPEN - HERE'S WHY

Those immediate detailed tasks which we carry out in our daily routines with the best possible efficiency and effective methods define our tactical execution. Tactics need us to be as nimble, vigilant and focused as possible, it requires total responsiveness and situational presence.

From an organisational context, tactics are drawn up by each respective department or function based on the technicalities of their particular line of work which could fall under the scope of professional codes and in other instances have statutory regulation.

However this seemingly transcending jurisdiction beyond the intra-organisational set up MUST NOT be perceived to divorce functions from the organisational strategy as defined by the directors of the organisation and the shareholders if they are involved.

Strategy generally is firm in it's definition in terms of timeframes and global organisationa…

WHY SHOULD YOU WALK ALONE AMONG SEVEN BILLION PEOPLE? - TEAM UP FOR YOUR VISION & MAKE IT COUNT

WHY SHOULD YOU WALK ALONE AMONG SEVEN BILLION PEOPLE? - TEAM UP FOR YOUR VISION AND MAKE IT COUNT!

If you are about something and are passionate about it even without all the answers you are halfway there. Passion and commitment make the solid starting point, from there it's execution all the way through right to the accomplishment of the goal.

However execution is neither straightforward nor impossible, it involves many dynamic processes both seen and unforeseen. One may have so many ideas and resources to make a project successful yet lack knowledge and full skill to execute with precision. This needs not be a stumbling block which can cause one to abort the mission of realising the big dream or intended goal. If one has conceived it in the mind and visualised it then it is possible even against odds.

Is there a remedy or answer to seemingly formidable obstacles and stumbling blocks in our path to realising dreams? Surely there is an answer, we can emphatically say YES!

The answ…

KWANTUTHU ARTS MAGAZINE - RISE AGAIN!:RECOVERING FROM MAJOR SETBACKS AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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WHEN IT'S BROUGHT DOWN TO BELIEF - VICTORY IS INEVITABLE

WHEN IT'S BROUGHT DOWN TO BELIEF - VICTORY IS INEVITABLE

There is a principle that has held true and unfailing for all who have understood, embraced and applied it - If think you can you will, if you think you can't you won't. I'm sitting here thinking and looking at recent events in the world of football, one just has to love the good and right fitting analogy modern sport makes to illustrate principles of successful existence.

Antonio Conte, the man in charge of Chelsea FC is passionate about his job one can just tell by watching the man as he deals with his charges from the touch-line and his responsiveness to all things football especially towards his team, however despite his known capabilities as far as Chelsea football club is concerned he had
been operating in the shadow of his predecessor, the great Jose Mourinho, the special one. Numbers always tell and they don't lie so they have told again.

Indeed Mou is a legend and towering giant in his own right but…

WHO'S POINTING OUT YOUR BLINDSPOTS? - THERE ARE SIDES TO THIS THING

WHO'S POINTING OUT YOUR BLINDSPOTS? - THERE ARE SIDES TO THIS THING

A blindspot literally is an area where one's view is obstructed and figuratively it is an area where one lacks full understanding or impartiality. Whichever way one looks at it the essence of the blindspot is that our full and clear view is obstructed somehow making it a matter of concern.

A blindspot is like the proverbial Achilles heel, a point of weakness and vulnerability which may result in disaster if discovered and exploited by an opponent. The invincible Achilles son of Peleus and Thetis, hero of the Trojan war, though having killed the mighty hector was wounded on the heel and died after being  shot by Paris, his body had been made invulnerable by his mother who plunged him in the Styx in his infancy except for the heel by which she had held him. The Styx is a river in the underworld of Greek mythology.

The lesson is not about the Greek mythology underworld things but just to draw a good  example of …

WHAT HOSTILITY IS THIS?? CRY THE BELOVED MOTHERLAND - PUTTING XENOPHOBIA INTO PERSPECTIVE

WHAT HOSTILITY IS THIS?? CRY THE BELOVED MOTHERLAND - PUTTING XENOPHOBIA INTO PERSPECTIVE

We are no longer hunters and gatherers as our forebears were, they  used to live on what they killed and gathered and life would go on for them in that order, each man had to "hustle" for his own and literally bring the meat home. There was no economics as we know it today and killing a leopard or lion for its skin was not a crime, it was the order of life then.

Then came civilisation and innovation which brought with it formalised society and technological advancement which facilitated faster and easier movement of people and goods - enter commerce and economics.

With people moving from far apart locations even beyond the seas and oceans it became necessary to monitor and regulate such movement. No longer do people have to literally hunt and gather for sustenance, we now have industry and commerce. As industry and commerce developed so did an economic phenomenon called ENTREPRENEURSHI…