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

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

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

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PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE

PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE ‘PROFESSIONALISM’ is the term used to describe the internationally accepted standards or expectations that society has of people’s conduct and levels of competence in the workplace. These standards of conduct are set by society,...

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...

LISTENING

LISTENING Most people spend about 70% of their waking hours in some form of verbal communication. Yet, how many of us have ever had any formal training in the art of listening? Real listening is an active process that has three basic steps. Hearing Hearing just means...

NETWORKING

NETWORKING Networking is an important way of marketing yourself, or your organisation and its products or services. Getting to know the right people and having the right contacts is essential for doing good business. There seems to be truth in the old saying: ‘it’s...

HOW TO DEAL WITH IMPOSSIBLE PEOPLE

HOW TO DEAL WITH IMPOSSIBLE PEOPLE I was emotionally affected by an impossible person this morning so I decided to write the following tips in how to deal with impossible people. RESIST THE URGE TO BE DEFENSIVE. You cannot win an argument with an aggressive or...

PROCRASTINATION

PROCRASTINATION If you feel deeply passionate about achieving a certain goal then nothing should be able to stop you from reaching it. How many of us actually complete projects? Why do we put things off until tomorrow? I know someone who was still sewing her wedding...

GOOD MANNERS

GOOD MANNERS Having good manners is a prerequisite of professionalism. Your conduct is a reflection of your upbringing, education, values and principles, the organisation you work for and the company you keep. Always be true to yourself—if you can’t be true to...

GOSSIP

GOSSIP Gossip can be defined as idle, malicious, slanderous or destructive talking or writing about another person or situation with the intention to hurt them, regardless of fact. Gossip can be true or false, but it is still gossip.  It is by far the most common...

UNEXPRESSED EXPECTATIONS

UNEXPRESSED EXPECTATIONS We often don’t express our expectations to others and yet we expect them to deliver on our unexpressed expectations. These unexpressed expectations cause unnecessary resentment, anger, outbursts and unhappiness – even job losses! Make a list...

MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONS UNDER PRESSURE

MANAGE YOUR EMOTIONS UNDER PRESSURE   Do you struggle under pressure? Let’s face it – successful business is built on successful relationships. Your career success depends on how other people feel about you and how well they support you. The problem is that you only...

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