Saturday, December 3, 2011

Character- the incredible need in schools

Dear Dr. Mario,

Thank you for taking the time to respond to my email.  I am extremely keen on attending  Character First courses, with the intention of implementing the programmes in schools.  Being a high school teacher, I see an incredible need, within the students, to have this knowledge.  I listened to your talk at the BP family day. I  was absolutely infected with your optimism and amazing heart.  I think the work you are doing is admirable and I wish to be a part of your mission.

Kind regards
Letitia Rajool

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Emotional Intelligence training City of Cape Town

Emotional Intelligence is a way of recognising, understanding and choosing how we think, feel and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests emotional intelligence is responsible for as much as 80% of the "success" in our lives. Most experts now agree that one of the keys to success in the workplace, is a high degree of emotional intelligence. There is a considerable body of research suggesting that a person’s ability to perceive, identify and manage emotion provides the basis for the social and emotional competencies that are important for success in almost any job. 

Below follows a message from a delegate attending the training

Full or fulfilling life? Insight with Dr Mario Denton

In this year we realized the crucial role of character and practicing habits of success. There are no substitute for this. Character values are often overlooked, yet is crucial to success. “Character” is who we really are. It's what we do when no one is looking. It is the accumulation of thoughts, values, words and actions. These become the habits that comprise our character. Character determines our responses, our priorities and in effect our destiny. In today`s fast moving world with all the many distractions - many of us easily forget these true values - waste time on wrong ways of life and we often find ourselves between a rock and a hard place not sure where it all went wrong.
Your life is made up of a series of moments that have led you to where you are right now. More importantly it will be moments that will lead you to where you are going. What character did you portray?
Will you be doing the same things next year, going to the same places, spending time with the same people, wishing the same things, realizing that with each month, with each year that passes, those wishes will probably never materialize?

Or will you be moving rapidly towards the life of your dreams, having made the necessary changes in your mentality, having taken necessary action steps, feeling great about your future, about your progress and about yourself as a person?
We become too busy to implement change, too busy to reflect, to see, to listen, to be grateful.
We are busy living a full life yet not always a fulfilling life

HR Impact breakfast

HR practitioners are a valued strategic business partner to the management infrastructure in the business world. This breakfast sets out to present the optimistic view of what is possible and what is helpful in the future of the talent excellence enterprise.

Having been in the HR corporate world and lecturing and consulting for nearly 30 years, Dr Mario Denton has been the study leader of 160 MBA research projects to date, has published 8 books and various articles and has read papers at 32 conferences worldwide. Mario has taught at Business Schools and consulted
both in Africa and Internationally. He has consulted to some top companies, most recently Coca-Cola and FNB, and now would like to share his knowledge with us over a light breakfast session.

Character First - a powerful tool to use in organisations and family

We were very excited when we received the following letter from one of the leading companies in implementing Character First in the organisation, Sabco Coca Cola.

"Hi Mario

I hope that you are well and that you’ve had a fruitful few months since we met in Tstsikama.

 I must mention that earlier this week we (HR) facilitated a session with the 3rd generation Gutsche’s – the children of the current family board members and their siblings. As part of the session, we introduced them to Character First and they were most impressed with it! This is such a powerful tool and we are privileged to be able to use it to build the character of our organization.Thank-you so much for introducing it to us!

The main reason for this mail is to let you know that I have just ordered 1 000 Character First cards
Many thanks Mario – hope to talk to you soon.

Kind regards,