Meet the Entrepreneur 9: Harnessing Energy

“Identify your problems but give your power and energy to solutions.” Tony Robbins The one thing that most entrepreneurs do not lack is energy. They seem to be born with an insatiable drive to get things done and to work very extended hours. This is both admirable and...

Meet the entrepreneur 8: Managing emotions

Emotions are what colour our lives. They are the what give experiences meaning and memorability. The one thing that entrepreneurs are renowned for is their passion – and emotion! Entrepreneurs tend to be colourful in both a good and a bad way.  “Success is...

Meet the entrepreneur 7: Measuring performance

“What gets measured, gets done!” The principle is simple: If you can quantify something, you can immediately measure whether progress has been made. We know that entrepreneurs by nature are not the best managers, mainly because they’re ‘action people’ who are driven...

Meet the entrepreneur 6: Communication

Communication has been cited as the biggest problem in South African companies. But surely the smaller the company, the easier the communication? It would make sense that since we all talk to each other daily, that we would know how to communicate, but this is rarely...