Operational failures or even organisational collapse are frequently attributed to poor leadership. The cause of this often includes leaders that lack a mutual understanding of the organisation's direction, fail to support and advocate for their team members, and leave employees feeling adrift and unsupported. The...

As South Africa marks its seventh democratic election on Wednesday, 29 May 2024, it’s an ideal time to reflect on how democratic principles can enhance team development within organisations. Participation, equality, transparency, and collective decision-making—the cornerstones of democracy—can transform teams into more engaged, innovative, and...

I forgot to press “record” for our monthly OD Café on Wednesday. I wish I could share the recording with you – our colleagues on the call were amazing. The call explored our emerging Power and Resistance model. The model shows some promise, contrasting levels...

We wonder whether a significant addition to the general strategy curriculum might be “strategic leadership as the execution of agile organisational design through teams.” The schools of organisational design and development need greater democratisation as “leadership” moves to all levels of the organisation. ...

Current leadership development programs treat leadership in a kind of “one size fits all” way. If you open the leadership development programs from 10 different providers you find much the same ingredients – flavoured to the individual delegates, but nevertheless much the same. This is...

A solid organisational strategy serves as the North Star, the foundation upon which teams build their actions and decisions towards common objectives. Where there may be confusion or pulling in different directions, strategy provides a roadmap for navigating the complexities, seizing opportunities, and overcoming challenges,...

An organisation needs great leadership when it needs to change. There is no doubt that good leadership facilitates change. Is leadership necessary in times of stability? Can we say that leading change is a major work of leadership?...