Prioritise developing talent in the knowledge economy

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION Leaders’ first priority should be developing their teams. Angela Lane and Sergey Gorbatov explain why In 1999, Peter Drucker made a prediction: “The most valuable assets of the 20th-century company were its production equipment. The most valuable asset of a 21st-century institution… will be its knowledge workers and their productivity.” … Read more

Turn your head, incompetent male leaders

READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION A pattern of appointing incompetent male leaders starts at the very top of organizations. It’s time for change. Review by Kirsten Levermore “Look around your office. Turn on the TV. Incompetent leadership is everywhere.” So says Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic in his provocative book, Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? … Read more

Everyone needs to fix gender bias at work – starting with women themselves

Ilka Dunne explains how Rand Merchant Bank aims to help women take the future into their own hands [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] South Africa is still a highly patriarchal society. Inevitably, that affects the way that our businesses operate: and one of the biggest challenges it creates is that … Read more

Talent is going freelance by choice

Everybody cut footloose! [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] What does it mean to be ‘footloose’ in today’s working world? Well, in 1984 it was a film about a big city teenager, played by Kevin Bacon, moving to the fictional small town of Bomont, where rock music and dancing were banned. … Read more

Scale up, skill up

A new talent model is needed in a footloose world, writes Marion McGovern [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″ ]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] There is much talk about how companies need to become more agile. Firms need to be able to quickly prototype, test and refine not just new products but whole new strategies. This … Read more

The three Rs of tomorrow’s talent

Organizations must reinvent, redefine and refresh if they are to retain talent for the future, writes Camelia Ram [button type=”large” color=”black” rounded=”1″ link=”″]READ THE FULL GRAPHIC VERSION[/button] The pervasive shift from product to service has changed the world. Today, companies are racing each other to capture the imagination of customers by configuring combinations of products that address their specific challenges. Interactivity, … Read more