Motivated by money?

We operate in a worldwide Capitalist paradigm that looks unlikely to be shifted to Communism anytime soon (much to Karl Marx’s chagrin) and in this paradigm we believe that everyone is motivated my money. This is particularly true of sales incentives and financial target based bonuses but we are all operating in this paradigm and I guess that 95% of us are not actually motivated by the money alone. We value so much more in our employ that we group together to call ‘job satisfaction’.  “Men and women want to do a good job, and if they are provided the

October 3, 2015 No Comments Paul Cape People , , , , , ,

Creativity… Judge, Jury and Executioner

Creativity works in mystical and often perplexing ways. Whilst “creatives” have been made to believe they view the world differently from their left-brained counterparts, the truth is we all have the ability to see the colours of the rainbow. We might just see different versions of them. Whilst sipping on a glass on spicy Merlot in one of Cape Town’s trendiest yummy mummy spots, I was intrigued and humbled by the sense of creativity displayed. An elderly man creeping on all fours, taking photos of the gravel pathway, a young boy practicing his karate skills on his unsuspecting victim, the

October 3, 2015 No Comments Kris Giles Brand , , ,

Asokoro Island – the jewel of Abuja

It has been an amazing journey so far for the team at Asokoro Island. Providing a prestige lifestyle and combined use facility of the highest calibre in the heart of Africa – Abuja – was the vision of the Chairman, Suleiman Yahyah. This vision has come to life with the help of quality designers and architects, culminating in a successful “soft launch”, which produced 47 commitments to phase 1 in one evening. The future is bright! Quazar has had the pleasure of being involved with this project, helping to develop this vision and a set of values for the team

October 3, 2015 No Comments Tracy Engelbrecht News, People , , , , , , ,

Engage Your People

Your business is only as good as your people. Engage your people and your business will grow. At Quazar, our human capital team has a very narrow focus. Your people. We derive our greatest joy from helping you build your team. We love nothing more than taking your vision and weaving it into the very fabric of your team.   We engage, we communicate, we develop workplace skills and mentor your senior executives as leaders in their own right. We evolve your team with targeted coaching programs, teaching them new skills where they need them, making connections for them where

Go on – I dare you – Vision big!

“Think and Grow Rich” – we have all heard about the book – most of us have read it – (if you haven’t its probably time you did!). There is so much in that book that it boggles the mind – and every time I read it I get inspired to implement a whole bunch of the ideas and concepts…Well that lasts about a week and my old bad habits set back in. I honestly don’t think I am alone in that! Building a business takes consistency, discipline and action. However, you can do all this on a regular basis

February 23, 2015 No Comments Leeanne Cape News, Strategy , , , , ,

What is Human Capital to you?

We are blessed to operate across so many different countries with diverse cultures mostly in Africa but in Europe and the United States as well where the term Human Capital means so many different things to different people. At Quazar, Human Capital is all about the development of talent as opposed to the management of Human Resources. Paul drives our Human Capital output and his passion and purpose is ‘realising the talent in others’. Sounds kind of airy-fairy but as Paul notes “we all have the ability to be or do whatever it is in life that we want to

February 23, 2015 No Comments Paul Cape People , , , , , , ,

Building a vision for a Nigerian first

Nahco Airport Free Trade Zone is  a first for Nigeria: a groundbreaking trade concept set to stimulate business growth and economic development in the region. Quazar has been involved with this revolutionary project from the early days, most recently developing a Vision and a set of Values to help guide the team and the process as the business takes shape. A full board meeting and strategic session was recently hosted by Quazar in Cape Town; the beautiful surroundings helping to inspire creative, forward-thinking discussion. The extended Nigerian team and professionals from IDI in Ireland (experts in successful Free Trade Zone development)

February 23, 2015 No Comments Tracy Engelbrecht Brand, News, People, Strategy , , , , , ,

Asokoro Island Breaks Ground

An auspicious day for one of our favourite clients! Ground has officially been broken on the Asokoro Island project. The formal handover took place onsite on 4 November, attended by Asokoro Island directors, management and staff. Also present at the proceedings were luminaries from across the spectrum including VIP’s from local government, the commercial banking sector and members of the press. The Chairman, Suleiman Yahyah (OON) spoke on his vision for Asokoro Island and what this prestigious development will mean to the international investor market and most especially to the people of Nigeria. Following press interviews, the Chairman made the formal handover

February 23, 2015 No Comments Tracy Engelbrecht Brand, News, People, Strategy , , , , , ,