During this Henley Intelligence feature, we get answers to your most burning and important questions from the best and brightest in their fields - specialists and experts who have put their 10 000+ hours in and can help us get things right the first time.
In our fast changing, ever evolving world, it needs to be asked: Are business schools and the insights they offer still relevant? During this discussion between Prof John Board, Jon Foster-Pedley, and Gareth Armstrong, important insights are offered when considering this question.
During this #HenleyAfrica conversation between Buddhist Monk, Gelong Thubten, and Dean of Henley Business School - Africa, Jon Foster-Pedley, explores the relationship between mindfulness and meditation, and increased profitability of our businesses. Put away your preconceived notions of what this is and have a listen - you'll be surprised by what you learn. <a href="https://www.henleysa.ac.za/how-can-mindfulness-improve-business-buddhist-monk-gelong-thubten/">Henley Podcast Page</a>
Ashnie Muthusamy, a +20yr HR veteran practitioner and Group Talent Manager for Sun International, says there are "DEFINITE “DO’S” AND DETRIMENTAL “DON’TS” ". Gareth Armstrong and Ashnie discuss these along with other important changes being felt in the HR field, much of which is related to advances in AI and robotics. Listen to find out more. <a href="https://www.henleysa.ac.za/succession-and-evolving-hr-ashnie-muthusamy-group-talent-manager-sun-international/">Henley Podcast Page</a>
"We are at a pivotal moment in our history. We have all the ingredients for success. The choice is ours – whether we recommit to re-imagining our country into the great society it can become, or continue to hesitate at the threshold of a new, brighter future." Dr Mamphela Ramphele and Jon Foster-Pedley discuss what this means and what must be done in order to achieve our incredible potential. Don't miss this important conversation. <a href="https://www.henleysa.ac.za/reimagining-south-africa-dr-mamphela-ramphele/">Henley Podcast Page</a>
"The greatest damage, though, has been the collusion of business in this rot to the extent that ethics have been sacrificed on the altar of turnover." An article by Dean of #HenleyAfrica, Jon Foster-Pedley, published in The Star Newspaper - 12th March 2018. <a href="https://www.henleysa.ac.za/how-we-can-all-resist-state-capture/">Article Page</a>
How did Jozi-boy, Dan Patlansky, rise to be considered one of the top five guitarists in the world? Listen to this massively insightful #HenleyIntelligence conversation as Jon and Dan discuss rankings and ratings, the creative process, drug use, talent, and more. <a href="https://www.henleysa.ac.za/drugs-consciousness-and-finding-your-talent-ft-dan-patlansky/">Henley Podcast Page</a>
Does OUTA have the resources and the teeth to really make a difference? We explore the answer to this question and more with the CEO of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, Wayne Duvenage, who elaborates on the ongoing developments, successes, and opportunities made available to the public through their efforts. <a href="https://www.henleysa.ac.za/is-outa-the-answer-ft-wayne-duvenage/">Henley Podcast Page</a>
“We suffer more because of conversations we didn’t have.” - During this fascinating conversation with a woman who has done so very much in her life, Jon Foster-Pedley talks to Helena Dolny about what she describes as her “gift” – the ability to sit with and empathise with those that are dying. More than just a discussion around death though, this insightful and hugely worthwhile dialogue highlights that there is [skip to 21min] “ultimate personal leadership” that is found only in the last days of one’s life – Helena’s position is that amazing leaders like her late husband, Joe Slovo, or Nelson Mandela, whom she knew personally, didn’t get this right. If you want to know what she means by this, how talking about death causes one live longer (with a case study), and more, take a listen to this wonderful exchange
Is your business future-proof and how can it take advantage of “the rise of the machines”? What skills must we ensure our children develop for the future world of work? And are giant retail spaces like malls soon to be ghost towns? Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Henley Africa interrogates these questions and their answers with well known trends guru and analyst, Dion Chang of Flux Trends.
With a career spanning 23 years and the biggest radio platform brands in the country, Ray White knows news and knows media. During this #AskAnExpert feature, Gareth Armstrong asks important questions around the future of journalism, media, and how this impacts our businesses. Don’t miss this informative and insightful conversation.
Don’t let the title of this conversation fool you – John Vlismas is so much more than just a comedian… This businessman, social commentator, and more shares his insights and feelings around a number of topics during this #WhatsTrending discussion that will leave you both chuckling and also thinking deeply and carefully about your businesses and careers.
In a frank and direct conversation, Gareth Armstrong asks Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Henley Business School, if attending a business school is worth the time, effort, and money. Jon surprises with some interesting observations and important insights that reveal the true nature and role of business schools, and the crucial questions prospective students need to ask themselves before making the commitment. This is an #AskAnExpert conversation you don’t want to miss.
“They find the kernel within you, the value you uniquely offer.” says Sameer Rawjee of his time at Google. Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Henley Business School, spends time with Sameer, now MD of O-School, during this #WhatsTrending conversation to talk through his experiences at Google, and how these have informed the efforts he is now making to deliver on the growing trend towards oneness, employee engagement, and finding meaning at work.
Ivor Haarburger is THE original music industry hustler – from blasting music through Marabastad to promote a record, to physically approaching each and every DJ and producer in the SABC offices, he sweat, and networked, and worked his way up the corporate ladder to finally occupy the very impressive office of CEO of the Gallo/Warner Music Group. Ivor sits with Gareth Armstrong during this #AskAnExpert conversation on Henley Business Radio, and answers the question: “What can’t books and the internet teach you about the music business?”
This fascinating conversation between Dean of Henley Business School, Jon Foster-Pedley, and Dr John Demartini sees questions being asked of the true worth and function of HR, a challenge being put to all of us around how we spend our time, as well as insights into getting the very best out of our teams. This is a discussion not to be missed, that will leave you with hugely valuable insights, tools, and renewed focus.
After a rigorous and insightful deep dive into what sustainability is with the Dean of Henley Business School Africa, Raldu Nel, CEO of Blank Canvas Int. and Chairman of the African Sustainable Development Association, now joins Gareth Armstrong in studio for this #AskAnExpert feature. Together they discuss the business case for sustainability, where questions include: What are the potential cost savings and bottom line impact of sustainability? How can one see bottom line ROI for CSI and Supplier Development spend within the context of sustainable development? Given the huge benefits of sustainability, should every business have a CSO (Chief Sustainability Officer)? And more.
Jon Foster-Pedley, Dean of Henley Business School Africa, looks closely at and asks hard questions of this thing we keep on hearing about called Sustainability. Raldu Nel, CEO of Blank Canvas Int. and Chairman of the African Sustainable Development Association, joins Jon in studio for this #WhatsTrending conversation to offer his insights and expert view of sustainability, as well as the current trends being experienced in that space.
What is a Section 12J VCC? We understand there are massive tax incentives and opportunities here, please explain? What kinds of risk do we face when investing our money into these funds? Gareth asks Etienne Louw, Senior Tax Advisor at Mazars, these questions and more during this excellent #AskAnExpert conversation.
It was a great privilege for Jon to welcome Dr Kelly Sloan into the #HBR studio during her recent visit to South Africa. With a Bachelors degree from Columbia University, a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and an Executive MBA degree from Henley Business School, Dr Sloan has incredible insights into Personal Development that are underpinned by her time managing the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN) at the University of Reading, where they focus on dynamic brain imaging specializing in cognitive neuroscience and computational neurodynamics. This is a fascinating #WhatsTrending conversation you don't want to miss.
What is the root cause of the problems we hear repeated so often in our boardrooms? As a disillusioned junior manager, how do I inspire or motivate my staff? And how do we easily and effectively connect with those around us? These are just a few of the questions we pose to Tracey Swanepoel, a business strategist, creative consultant, and firm believer that "the shortest distance between two people is a story", during this #AskAnExpert conversation here on Henley Business Radio.
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