I love the popular quote by Henry Mintzberg: "Leadership, like swimming, cannot be learned by reading about it." I cannot agree more! In 2004, he published a book entitled Managers Not MBAs which outlines what he believes to be wrong with management education today. Mintzberg claims that prestigious graduate management...

A giant has fallen and we would like to dedicate our newsletter this week to the memory of Edgar Schein.  I cannot count the amount of times we quote him or reference his work in our programmes. It is impossible to talk about Organisational Culture without...

In their book Why Managers Matter, Nicolai J. Foss and Peter G. Klein (2022) argue that as business struggles to adapt to a rapidly changing world, managers are bombarded with a bewildering array of schemes for how to be a boss and make an organisation tick....

With the new year comes new energy and positive resolutions, let’s use this energy to put our teams, managers and leaders on the same positive trajectory! In 2021, the ‘Great Resignation’ dominated the news cycles. In the second half of 2022, the ‘Quiet Quitting’ trend gained...

The future of Leadership development is moving in a new direction, utilising a vertical development approach to increase a leader’s mental capacity by evolving or growing one’s mindset and challenging one’s beliefs....

Throughout the change management process, a structure should be put in place to measure the business impact of the changes and ensure that continued reinforcement opportunities exist to build proficiencies. You should also evaluate your change management plan to determine its effectiveness and document any...

Today in the name of efficiency, leaders are overlooking conversation and thus storytelling as an important and useful method of communication. In a world of email, text messaging, and other instant communication tools, the emphasis is on just getting the information out there, and less on the...

Organisational development evolved in roughly the 1930s, primarily from the world of Psychology. The founding father of Organisational Development is considered to be Kurt Lewin, an MIT professor who worked across a wide range of areas including organisational psychology and change as well as group dynamics....

You might be wondering what on earth organisational development is, and you’d be in good company – it can seem like a rather abstract concept and as a result, it isn’t always implemented effectively....

Did you know that we are registered as a Private Higher Education Institution? Well, we are, and it is something we are very proud of! And did you know that qualifications in Organisation Development are as scarce as hens teeth in South Africa? Well, they are,...