Author Archives: Cherri Holland

About Cherri Holland

Fascinated with business, brains and how to use the brains on the payroll to make business buzz.

Losing our mind?

For some time, I’ve agreed with those who maintain that the brain doesn’t control the body unless the mind has surrendered its position. (My actions haven’t always aligned with this belief, granted, and every now and then health events remind … Continue reading

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Leading greatness

Leadership has many different faces but a common business view is that it has something to do with both greatness and collective good. History is strewn with examples of powerful figures who led millions of people in a direction we … Continue reading

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Leading on Purpose

Many ponder the concept of leadership – what it takes; what it means – yet people quickly register great leadership. They can also tell when it is missing. Great leaders have great expectations and believe in great things. In their … Continue reading

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Time for KITA?

Remember this term? Now regarded as bad form for a manager, when you give yourself a Kick In The A#%$, it could well be a positive step on the road to success. Time management is all about good habit formation … Continue reading

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Change for the worse?

“CHANGE” is one of the most consistent challenges today.  Organisational change is usually driven by: Financial pressure – profit demands, new ownership, drive for efficiencies, restructuring etc. IT system implementation or new processes External events (including earthquakes, major weather events … Continue reading

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Olympic success – no accident

It will be no accident for those winning gold medals in Sochi. Specific attributes and actions are common to this elite group. E.g.: Desire Dedication Focus Smarts Guts Talent Competitive performance Experience Training Consistent application Innovation – pushing the boundaries … Continue reading

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Creatures of habit

What will 2014 hold for you?…. your team…….your business?  The SAME as 2013…as 2012? For many, it will be. How come? Organisational change is a recurring theme in my current work. A CHANGE challenge is that neuroscientists tell us 70-90% … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons

During reflections about Nelson Mandela and a life well lived, one ponders one’s own life and what can be learned from a man who will go down in history as one of the greats. Leaders from a range of organisations … Continue reading

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Family business

I’ve just spent 5 days travelling to and from a family wedding – last cab off the rank. (Last niece to get married, born the month I left South Africa, many moons ago.) Being with family reminded me about what … Continue reading

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You know you’re in the right camp when……..

….you’d rather be with this team on this boat – Emirates Team New Zealand – even if it is trailing the competition. It sounds clichéd, but New Zealand really is the winner in this 34th America’s Cup regatta. Two (now) … Continue reading

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