Training

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.

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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...

EIGHT STEPS TO ACQUIRING YOUR GOALS

EIGHT STEPS TO ACQUIRING YOUR GOALS   For any personal development plan to succeed, it is necessary that you incorporate the following eight steps to ensure the successful implementation of your goals. Write your goal as a significant future event or behaviour.  Say...

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...

CARING AND COMPASSION

CARING AND COMPASSION People who are placed in positions of authority—especially people in management positions in organisations—may sometimes show a lack of compassion toward other people, because they may be experiencing a subconscious feeling of superiority and...

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...

AUTHENTICITY

AUTHENTICITY The dictionary defines authentic as: ‘genuine,’ ‘real,’ ‘trustworthy’ and ‘undisputedly credible.’ Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be viewed as genuine and real and therefore trustworthy and undisputedly credible? Being your authentic self means that you are...

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...

COMMUNICATE WITH INTEGRITY

COMMUNICATE WITH INTEGRITY How do you respond when there is conflict or a stressful situation? Do you avoid the subject or person?  Do you get angry?  Do you go into denial? Communicating with integrity means to show more compassion and respect toward our conversation...

YOUR IMAGE

YOUR IMAGE When we first meet people we judge them within seconds of meeting them - from how successful, capable, creative and intelligent they are to how much money they earn and what car they must be driving.   Your mind is practically made up - and those favourable...

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