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Helena Dolny

Helena Dolny

    Nation needs to be ready to let Mandela go
    Nation needs to be ready to let Mandela go
    On Wednesday, January 26, I left the television on. Cameras zoomed in on reporters camped outside Milpark hospital in Jo'burg.
    Leading performance
    Leading performance
    Good team managers don't have to put in extra time correcting the team's mistakes or covering up for members' shortcomings
    Working with words
    Working with words
    Eish! I don't like it when people I care for are hurt by careless words. I'm alarmed by what I hear about the poor quality of difficult conversations in the workplace. ...
    Know your brain power
    Know your brain power
    Maelstrom is the word that comes to mind when some of my clients describe their busy lives. As a noun it means a whirlpool; figuratively it...
    Perfect failures, real successes
    Perfect failures, real successes
    'I've missed more than 9 000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot...
    Be the person you'd like to be
    Be the person you'd like to be
    Living with the presence of death is often on my mind these days. A friend was recently diagnosed with aggressive leukaemia and another in her 50s...
    Teaching old dogs new tricks
    Teaching old dogs new tricks
    Changing cellphone numbers is a serious hassle. But I'm considering taking out a new cellphone contract with any company that offers me the service...
    Mind over mass delusion
    Mind over mass delusion
    I'd like to tell you about a book I really enjoyed, but that happens to suggest that what I do for a living is a load of rubbish. The title of the...
    Cowboys and coaches
    Cowboys and coaches
    My friend Oscar asked me what sounds like a simple question: "How do you choose a coach for yourself or your team?" Yet there is no easy answer to...
    From the horse's mouth
    From the horse's mouth
    It was the last day of life coach training with Martha Beck. Surprise, surprise: we were asked to show up at an equestrian centre. Fiona Hoekstra...
    Test your 2010 resolutions
    Test your 2010 resolutions
    Are you sticking to your New Year's resolutions or have you already broken them?
    It's time to shape your life
    It's time to shape your life
    It is the beginning of the second decade of the millennium. Every year many of us traditionally make New Year's resolutions. We want to feel...