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Searching for Transformation

There’s a piece in the Jan/Feb edition of Harvard business review that could almost have been written for us. When I say “us” I...
29 March, 2022 /

Executive Search – Is it Still International?

There is no doubt that the global pandemic has affected international travel and international work. It does, however, seem that...
25 May, 2020 /

Can SWOT be your Saviour?

At times like this, strategic planning may be looked on whimsically as something that we used to do. However, all that has...
18 May, 2020 /


It seems self-evident to say that the real purpose of performance management is to manage performance. When we talk about...
07 May, 2019 /

The future of leadership development - according to HBR

Traditional Executive Education is in trouble according to Harvard Business Review (March-April 2019) in a Spotlight feature on...
24 April, 2019 /

2019 Business Leader Insights - "the training we need"

Leadership, Strategy and Culture are the top professional development needs for Business Leaders in 2019 - according...
19 March, 2019 /