Positive in a Negative World

The environment that our staff and ourselves are living in seems to be spiraling into greater and greater negativity. Fuel increases, wars, inflation, price increases, load shedding etc etc. The flood of negative news feels suffocating, overwhelming, hopeless and depressing.
The importance of leading positively in this complicated environment is critical to maintain productivity and deliver results.

Raintree’s latest article explains “How do you stay positive and lead impactfully in the negative environment?

The Impact of Burnout on your Business

In our article on burnout, we discussed the prevalence of Burnout and its impact. Leoni Coetzee (Director of RainTree Business Coaching) and Kevin Britz (Leadership by Design) took the conversation further. Through a vulnerable and yet transformational coaching conversation, they explore Burnout and provide tools to support leaders to navigate this personal and staff challenge. […]


2022 has seen the reawakening of business delivery expectations. Expectations for production levels to return to and exceed pre-COVID-19 levels. Expectations for revenue, profitability and sales to recover. COVID-19 is no longer an excuse. It is a challenge we faced that we need to have worked through and integrated into our operations, sales and all other functions in the businesses. As the leaders of business, even if the integration and solutions have been implemented, if you and your staff don’t have the “get-up-and-go” to realise the expectations, your ability to deliver is in trouble. Raintree’s latest article explains “Why is burnout so prevalent in the workplace?


Conflict, a swear word in so many people’s vocabulary. Being conflicting has got a bad rap.
Most of us avoid conflict as it forces uncontrollable change. We do not know what the outcome of the change will be. We understand at a deep level that, after conflict, we cannot return to how it was before. This truth about conflict is its curse and its blessing.
Raintree’s latest article explains “Why is thoughtful conflict a critical or necessary part of successful leadership”