Training

Success Factory’s training courses are designed to improve your team’s communication, collaboration, productivity and customer service.

Coaching

Coaching accelerates the individual’s or team’s progress by providing greater focus and awareness of possibilities leading to more effective choices.

Consulting

Success Factory also consults on key business areas such as the business strategy and plan, operational processes and people management practices.

FEEDBACK

FEEDBACK   Feedback is reporting on the development or progress of work flow, decisions, requests, problems, deliveries, meetings, answers, queries, outstanding work, movements of people or products, and so on. There is, in general, a serious lack of communication...

TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS

TOXIC RELATIONSHIPS The ‘toxicity’ referred to in the term ‘toxic relationship’ refers to, not only the behaviours such as name-calling, physical, emotional, sexual and mental abuse, lies, stealing, etc., but it also refers to the consequences of these behaviours –...

DECISION MAKING

DECISION-MAKING   “You can assess the quality of your decision by the quality of life resulting from the decision” (Anon)   No one makes the right decision every time, but by developing your decision-making skills, you can increase your success rate.  We use our...

BODY LANGUAGE

BODY LANGUAGE We constantly communicate with each other—even non-verbally (without talking). In fact 60 to 80 per cent of our communication is non-verbal; only seven to ten per cent is attributable to the actual words of a conversation. Your mood, emotion, energy...

AFFIRMATIONS

AFFIRMATIONS Affirmations were used successfully by Dr Emil Coué around the 1880’s to help alcoholics and drug abusers to overcome their destructive habits. Affirmations are widely used to help people to form new positive beliefs about themselves and to achieve...

A NEW YOU

A NEW YOU It is that time of year again… We start thinking about New Year’s resolutions but we don’t really believe that we can achieve them because good things happen to other people… Take Deliberate Action The fact is that you can make your dreams come true. You...

SEVEN HABITS OF BORN ENTREPRENEURS

SEVEN HABITS OF BORN ENTREPRENEURS   Some people are natural-born entrepreneurs. Find out if you are one of them. Some people are born to be entrepreneurs. There are many people who start their own businesses young and become successful early in life. Such people are...

PROFESSIONALISM WHEN INTERVIEWING FOR JOBS

PROFESSIONALISM WHEN INTERVIEWING FOR JOBS   I would like to discuss your behaviour when interviewed, today - not your CV or your qualifications and experience. Your behaviour (everything you say and do, including your body language) will be scrutinised from the...

ACTIVE LISTENING

ACTIVE LISTENING Before expressing your feelings or point of view, be willing to listen—actively—to what another person is saying. Active listening means focusing on what your conversation partner is saying before stating your own position, opinion or needs. It...

HOW TO MANAGE UP

HOW TO MANAGE UP   Do you know how to ‘manage’ your boss? It is so important to know how and when to discuss important issues that affect you, your career, your glide-path, or anything else that requires your manager’s input, consideration or permission. There are two...

AWARDS

  • Elsabé Manning was selected as one of The Most Inspirational Women of South Africa 2012.
  • Success Factory won The 2006 Mijima Award.
  • Success Factory received the 2004 Greenpepper Enterprise Award which is awarded to South African companies that excelled in their industries, created economic growth or new job opportunities.

UP THE CORPORATE LADDER:

Professionalism In The Workplace

by Elsabe Manning

A practical guide to what true professionalism and competence entails, this book guides one through all manner of business interactions, from how to conduct oneself professionally while meeting with people from other cultures to the often overlooked rules of e-etiquette. Topics include: time management, networking, self-sabotage, travel etiquette and dressing for success.

TESTIMONIALS

The course presented by Elsabe to our front-line staff who deal with customer relations issues on a daily basis was filled with insight and assisted greatly in enhancing staff attitudes and behaviour, to be more professional in the workplace. Special mention has to be made of the personal and interactive style in which the course is done, which staff not only enjoyed, but also related to very well. Standard Bank would recommend the course to any Business who wished to achieve a higher understanding of what professionalism is about, and what it is not. Perfect grounding material for an improved image for staff who deal with customers every day. Barbara Cleary – Standard Bank

I am an executive of a listed company in Johannesburg and must admit that I was nervous and felt very vulnerable at the prospect of running a workshop like this. I knew that there were a number of issues to resolve around my leadership and that there were team members who simply tolerated me and barely spoke to each other. We needed someone we could trust to help us rebuild the strong relationships we once had so that we could start trusting each other and move forward as a team again. Elsabé is amazing. She created a safe environment for everyone to speak without fear of consequences. She helped us to rebuild the team through open communication and real collaboration so that we are once again totally commitment to each other and the organisation. We left the workshop having set team goals and objectives which are aligned to the organisation’s goals and objectives. Thank you Elsabé. We couldn’t have done it without you. Phillipa Carr