This newsletter was inspired by a conversation I had this morning with Allon Shevat (our speaker at next week’s OD Talk), we were talking about resilience and he told me how his grandfather, who was a boxing coach, trained him when he was small and...

Last week I attended a webinar hosted by Africa People Advisory Group, they launched their New Ways of Working, pan-African Insights Study. Their findings are fascinating and validated much of what we have been speculating about over the past year. The survey report highlights 6 emerging...

Dear New Managers, We want to introduce you to WorldsView Academy’s accredited New Manager Bootcamp. This programme helps specialists to make the shift to manage and get work done through others.. When we overlook this necessary mind- and behaviour shift, we risk losing good people and fail to...

They say that happy cows give more milk, and what leader does not desire more milk: better collaboration, better quality, better performance? We know by this time the stats about engaged employees and productivity, and happiness is a key indicator of engagement. If our people...

One of the challenges of developing new and front-line managers is to enable them to make sense of organisational strategy in their context. Strategy is usually seen as the domain of senior leadership, and strategic acumen as a competency that distinguishes top leaders. Strategy is...

Leadership is indeed a critical and catalytic thing, but we may be missing the point in the way we talk about and work with leadership in our organisations....

Imagine a sizable company, where about half the people are factory workers, much of the rest are professionals, and then of course, there are administration, support and “Management”. COVID19 struck and retrenchments are inevitable, but that’s not the end of it – most are losing...

Earlier this year, a partner in Dubai approached us to develop a programme for “30 young nationals” in a Dubai government agency, who were not yet in leadership/management roles, but were identified as high potential candidates for such roles. This was an interesting assignment, and...

Our world, both at work and elsewhere, demands that we step up and take the lead. The Hopi prophecy famously said that “we are the ones we have been waiting for”. And we have been waiting. We have, like the maids in the biblical parable,...