Category Archives: Grow

Leading Trust Capacity Growth – The 4 C’s

In last week’s reading about the trust triangle we found that individuals that share more are known more and therefore easier to trust. This week I will write about the other principle mentioned in the 1st module of the ICOPE program namely the 4 C’s of trust based on the book of my dear friend Jonathan Low from Singapore. 

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Leading Trust Capacity Growth – The Trust Triangle


All leaders know how important trust is. Often when I speak to leaders they indicate to me that nothing can be done before trust is built.  In the ICOPE training we learn 2 principles on Trust with the ultimate aim of gaining insight into the generation of trust in our followers.

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Leadership Every Day

Recently I was tasked to write an essay on whether a leader is born or if a leader is made (trained). This is an extension of the age old question that asks, what came first? The chicken or the egg? Jokes aside, the question on whether leadership (or any other skill/ability) is innate and inborn or is it something you can acquire with training and experience. The answer may not be as simple and it may be difficult to answer that question in a 500 word essay. However, the fact is whether you’re aware of it or not and whether you like it or not, you are influencing (leading) people every day. I would like to illustrate this fact with two short video clips.

  • Time: 2 minute read (412 words)
  • Video 1: 1:33
  • Video 2: 6:20
  • Total time: 10 minutes

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Namibia HR Forum – Reward Communication

Reward communications is a topic that is equally fascinating and frustrating. It is fascinating in terms of the obvious importance and impact of the topic, and frustrating in terms of how challenging it is to get right. While most organizations have a rewards philosophy, only one-third of organizations report that most of their employees understand it. (Thanks to

Danica Slaney-Heinz shared some insights on this topic at the HR Forum Networking Breakfast on the 15th of November 2017.

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Wellness and Balance in the Workplace (a case study) – Namibia HR Forum #3

We hosted the third HR Forum for 2017 on 27 September. At Capacity Trust we have embarked on an effort to GROW our local HR professionals’ capacity as people practitioners through a series of talks and presentations on various topics relevant to the field of human sciences. We hope that through this initiative we will enable and empower our HR fraternity to be the shining light in 2017 and beyond.

The World Health Organisation constitution states: “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” With Mental Health Awareness month coming up we thought we would mix it up a bit with the next HR Forum by inviting Gloria Izaks to share some insight into personal and employee wellness.

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