Jack Ma is the wealthiest man in Asia he recently visited the Philippines after accepting an invitation from the student government of De La Salle University, a premier school in Manila. Jack Ma, the founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, delivered an encouraging two-hour talk. In the discussion, he highlighted traits of successful people. Learn to deal with people An intelligent person would not succeed if he or she does not know how to deal with other people. Ma shared his experience about being ridiculed while starting his internet-based business in China. He was considered a “crazy guy.” Not minding what other people say about him, but he persevered. Believ... »
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HERE IS HOW BURN OUT/ADRENAL FATIGUE IMPACTS PRODUCTION IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY The construction industry slows down usually this time of the year because we all may be feeling tired from a stressful year. We all have had challenges and personal emotions and issues to cope with, at work and at home. Adrenal fatigue (burn out) is hard to diagnose and comes from pushing ourselves too hard and ignoring to take care of own health. Early symptoms are headaches, back pain, skin rashes, insomnia replaying our problems over and over in our head, using too much caffeine to cope because we tired, abusing sleeping pills, often get flu, because immune system has been compromised and other st... »
The Female Dilemma: Dealing with Unwanted Attention in the Workplace Having recently changed jobs and joining a construction team that has been running with a project for 2 years brings on a whole new challenge, not just as the newbie, but also as a female in an industry that is dominated by men. To say that is stressful would be an understatement. Already living in South Africa as a woman is dangerous and challenging when we look at the number of women who are murdered daily and those who disappear, never to be seen again. It makes it hard to trust any man and makes it even worse when that man is new in your circle and you don’t have any information from anyone on the kind of person ... »
What’s the Difference Between Presentation Skills and Public Speaking? A few months ago, I had a meeting with someone who suggested that I rename my workshop called Presentation Skills because he was concerned that people would think that it was a Power Point course. That was a new perspective for me, because in my mind a presentation is so much more than just Power Point. (For more on this topic, please see my Nuts and Bolts of 13 October.) Yesterday, I got asked another question that made me think about how people perceive terminology; a prospective client wanted to know if I coach public speaking, as well as presentation skills. I had to think about that one. The problem was not t... »
3 WAYS THE WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING ECONOMIES CAN CLOSE THE INFRASTRUCTURE GAP Asia is the fastest-growing part of the world economy. This demands a new context in which any major infrastructure strategy means more than removing barriers to economic growth. The new context reflects the importance of sustainable development in response to three major transformations occurring in the global economy. The need to decarbonize in order to meet climate change mitigation targets The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the changing world of work Changing demographics, especially ageing populations, which challenge our ability to maintain future living standards. Whatever Asia’s approa... »
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THE Development Bank of Southern Africa has called on young people to submit ideas that will help solve some of South Africa’s infrastructure challenges.
THE Development Bank of Southern Africa has called on young people to submit ideas that will help solve some of South Africa’s infrastructure challenges. The bank has launched a competition that requires the youth to submit suggestions relating to addressing development needs within the bank’s core sectors, such as energy, water, transport, information communication technology and social sectors.
– An alleged construction site invasion in Bedfordview has authorities concerned that the so-called construction “mafia” is not only gaining a foothold in Ekurhuleni but is muscling into the suburban building market.
Johannesburg – An alleged construction site invasion in Bedfordview has authorities concerned that the so-called construction “mafia” is not only gaining a foothold in Ekurhuleni but is muscling into the suburban building market. Owners of a construction company working in Bedfordview claim that a group of men came to their site three weeks ago, forced their employees to down tools, damaged property and threatened them.
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‘An absolute destruction of a sector never before seen on the JSE’ – Industry Insight.
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