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.

CODE OF DRESS

CODE OF DRESS For specific functions, there are specific dress codes one should adhere to in order to remain totally professional at all times. The dress code will be defined by the type of function taking place, but if you are uncertain about what is appropriate for...

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...

ASKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT

ASKING FOR WHAT YOU WANT People frequently don’t ask for what they want. Fear of rejection is often the reason for this. Believing that it is wrong to ask for anything or that we’re asking for too much can also prevent us from obtaining what we really need or want. A...

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...

RESOLVING CONFLICT

RESOLVING CONFLICT Resolving conflict depends, more than anything, on communication. We want to be heard by someone else firstly because we believe that we can make that person understand and accept our point of view, and we believe that they will come to the same...

EMPATHY

EMPATHY   Empathy is the ability to be aware of, understand and to appreciate the feelings and thoughts of others.  Empathy is the ability to be sensitive to what, how and why people feel and think the way they do.  Being ‘empathic’ is the ability to ‘read’ other...

HOW TO DEAL WITH ABSENTEEISM

HOW TO DEAL WITH ABSENTEEISM   10% of employees account for 50 per cent or more of total absenteeism. Employees who continuously let the team down by not turning up for work can cause real problems for management – they are high-maintenance employees.  Here’s how to...

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...

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...

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...

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