Stuart Machin joins Steinhoff

Almost a decade after leaving these shores to work in Australia, Stuart Machin is back in a UK role. The lucky recipient of his services is South African retail group Steinhoff, which has appointed Machin as chief executive of its UK retail home and housewares division, in effect putting him in charge of running the [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|All News and Events, Move of The Week|0 Comments

Leadership styles: diversity and inclusion

One of the biggest leadership adjustments in recent times is the need to be more in tune with all levels of diversity and equality. This is not just a cosmetic exercise – making sure recruitment and work conditions are fair to all. It means recognising the fact that each person is an individual, with their [...]

By | June 28th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Preparing yourself for your executive job hunt

When you’re progressing your executive level career in retail and FMCG, job boards may seem like the obvious choice. But the fact is, they only hold up to 15 per cent of available roles – across all levels, functions and industries. Research actually shows that just 1 percent of job seekers will get a job [...]

By | June 26th, 2017|All News and Events|0 Comments

How to effectively lead change

As a leader of a business, one of the most challenging things you will have to deal with is heading up and leading change. The key to effectively managing change is to find the right way to communicate to the business, your internal team, and external stakeholders. The first rule of effectively leading change is [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Overcoming setbacks in leadership

Leadership is first and foremost about success, but CEOs and corporate managers are bound to experience setbacks. As leaders, how we deal with these setbacks impacts heavily on our future trajectories, but it’s often about how we see ourselves as leaders that can influence where we go once we reach an impasse.  […]

By | June 14th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments