Managers’ Mistakes

As managers, we all sometimes make mistakes. People are our greatest resource and by examining the mistakes most often made by South African managers, we can develop solutions to prevent them and create a more motivated group of employees. By managing our staff well, we are able to get better performance, with less conflict and problems. This programme shows how.


Seminar Dates


  • 5 July 2018
  • 31 August

Cape Town

  • 2018 – To be advised.


  • 2018 – To be advised.


Target Group

Managers and aspiring managers at all levels.



  • To make sure that our staff see that their tasks are carried out properly and that they are sufficiently satisfied and motivated.



All training is best designed to achieve maximum group attention. Fast paced and entertaining, it allows the delegates to take away real practical skills, rather than just theoretical knowledge.



One morning; generally starts at 8h00 and run to about 12h00. Timing is dependent on locale.


Course Content

This programme explores 20 of the most common mistakes made by managers and looks at ways of preventing them in the future.

  • Not setting goals.
  • Poor communication.
  • Dictatorial, aggressive behaviour.
  • Wanting to be liked.
  • Poor hiring decisions.
  • Not motivating employees.
  • Criticism and negative discipline.
  • Creating a “them and us” culture.
  • Not managing conflict.
  • Resistance to change.
  • Not leading by example.
  • Not using the brain correctly.
  • Paying poorly.
  • A lack of training.
  • Not managing stress levels.
  • Unrealistic deadlines.
  • Prejudice.
  • Overlooking the wisdom of employees.
  • A lack of empathy.
  • Taking life too seriously.



All bookings are R795-00 (excl. VAT) per delegate attending.




Venue: Jeppe Quondam Conference Centre, 79 Boeing Rd East, Bedfordview
Time: 08:30 to 12:00
Dates: Select a date on the booking form

Cape Town

Venue: The Riverclub Conference Centre, Liesbeek Parkway, Observatory
Time: 09:00 to 12:30
Dates: Select a date on the booking form


Venue: Durban Country Club
Time: 09:00 to 12:30
Dates: Select a date on the booking form