After our Leadershift programmes we always ask for feedback from our delegates and we are blown away by how many of them highlight the listening exercises and theory as one of their main takeaways and something they would like to work on in their leadership and personal...

I read a great article on Linkedin this week, ‘Leading through uncertainty’ by Lee Naik, the CEO of Transunion Africa. There is so much out there on leading in or through uncertainty, complexity, volatility, etc. but this one was punchy and practical. He starts off...

We might sound like a broken record by now, but we can’t stress it enough: if you promote your best performers into managerial or leadership roles, do not expect them to be great people managers if you do not give them the support and tools...

In 2014 ‘Evangelising OD’ officially became part of our purpose and values and it inevitably became part of our language. I remember loads of debates about using the word evangilise but that never stopped us. Somewhere in the past few years we stopped evangilising the...

As WVA we believe that Energy is the fundamental currency of high performance – as this is the goal of every organisation.  Energy depletion can manifest in various ways, commonly what we see is burn-out and exhaustion. These are reported to be at an all-time high...

As we all know, today's organisations work in a dynamic world characterised by economic volatility, globalisation, and substantial technical advances. In order to deal with this fast-paced, stressful, and ever-changing work environment, leading with empathy has become an invaluable leadership skill. Here are some of the...

This week we would like to share a story with you. Today we would like to take you on Samantha's journey into management and the challenges she faced and how she put her knowledge into practice to overcome these challenges.    Samantha had always been a...

This week we are half-way through our programme Leadershift at a large corporate client. I was blown away by where the conversation went yesterday and thought our community might find it interesting. In the module ‘Conversations that Matter’ we were discussing which conversations matter, why they matter and why they are often...