Category Archives: Motivation

Do Meetings Right: The Neuroscience of Great Meetings


By Manie Bosman A while ago I was facilitating a workshop for the leadership group of a large automotive manufacturer’s senior marketing team when their General Manager suddenly slammed the table in front of him and shouted “Ahhh, now it … Continue reading

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You Might Not Like it, But Bad is Stronger than Good


By Manie Bosman The owner of a car dealership I once knew was regarded by most who knew him as a complex man. He demanded that each working day started with a motivational team talk which was compulsory for all … Continue reading

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Start From the Top to Build Loyalty From Below


By Manie Bosman In the late 1980’s I worked in Olifants Camp in the Kruger National Park as a junior tourist officer for two six-month stints before and after doing my national military service. I was manning the reception desk … Continue reading

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Understanding Trust: Your Organization’s Most Valuable Asset


By Manie Bosman On a scale from 1 to 10 with 1 indicating “no trust” and 10 indicating “complete trust”, where would you rate the level of trust in your organization? Low levels of trust may explain why you’re currently … Continue reading

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Proof From Neuroscience That Trusting People Makes Them More Trustworthy


By Manie Bosman Speaking to a business owner recently who had been suffering significant losses as a result of theft by employees, I was quite surprised when at one point he out rightly declared “I don’t trust any of these … Continue reading

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To Lead In The Global Village You Must Adapt To The Cultural Jungle


By Manie Bosman No doubt that one of the most popular buzz-terms of our time is “global leadership” – I just did a Google search and got no less than 3 100 000 hits! So while it seems that a … Continue reading

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They Might Follow You Into Battle, But Is That Enough?


By Manie Bosman Watching the D-Day landing of Allied forces on the coast of Normandy as portrayed in the epic Saving Private Ryan with my son recently, I was once again struck by the mind-boggling obedience of soldiers as they … Continue reading

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