|Cancelled PRCC Networking breakfast|
PRISA would like to apologise to all the delegates booked for the PRCC Networking breakfast scheduled for 17 September. Unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to David Gallagher being too ill to travel or present via skype link.
|South African Guide Dogs Association charity ball|
The South African Guide Dogs Association for the Blind will be hosting their annual charity ball at Montecasino on 13 September
Organised by Edith Venter, the ball is set to be a spectacular and elegant event. Dubbed as a red carpet affair, the event will be hosted at Montecasino for the eighth consecutive year.
The association is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people who are visually and physically impaired.
|When leaders lie|
By Cynthia Schoeman, Managing Director Ethics Monitoring & Management Services
Telling a lie is arguably something that everyone does from time to time. This can amount to a small exaggeration or a “white” lie that is apparently harmless. A lie can even be shaped by good intentions, for example to avoid hurting someone. (“Of course you look good in that new dress.” / "No, you have definitely not gained weight.”) But the “slippery slope” argument maintains that a relatively small first step can develop gradually until it amounts to something much more significant, when the lie is no longer harmless.
The other factor that exacerbates the impact of lying is when leaders lie. This stems from the fact that leaders exert the greatest influence on the conduct of others. But the ideal of being a good role model who influences his/her followers positively is, unfortunately, not always the case.