Good leadership development is a combination of exposing participants to an election of powerful and useful frameworks and then allowing them to explore how these may be applied in their own environments
As an LDC provider panel member, I emphasise the role of strategic leadership in enhancing the effectiveness of organisations. I facilitate the crafting of a focused strategy to address the needs of stakeholders, and then develop an appropriate culture and organisation design to execute the strategy.
My work centres on the strategic alignment of organisations and the development of future strategy in complex and uncertain environments.
I'm trained in economics and the social sciences. I have worked in industry in senior leadership roles and spent the last 20 years consulting across the private and public sectors in New Zealand, Australia, UK and South Africa.
I also research and publish regularly in the space of strategy, leadership and organisation development, particularly in complex and uncertain environment.
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Good leadership development is a combination of exposing participants to an election of powerful and useful frameworks and then allowing them to explore how these may be applied in their own environments. Participants need the opportunity to generate their own meaning from these frameworks, and then be supported by providing effective coaching and mentoring services.
Lately, I've worked on a range of programmes that combine neuroscience principles with strategy, organisation development and strategic leadership. Specifically:
I have published widely and contributed to a range of journals and international conferences. My recent book, Strategic Alignment, has received acclaim in the management and business press and the 2nd edition has just been published. My new book, The Future Builders deals with the practices of creating the future and organisational adaptation in uncertain environments.
I hold visiting and associate appointments with a number of leading Graduate Schools of Management, including Macquarie University (Australia), the University of Pretoria - GIBS (South Africa) and Canterbury Graduate School of Management (NZ).
Prior to my consulting career, I held a variety of senior marketing and senior management positions in the services and manufacturing sectors. I have a BA (Economics and Sociology) from the University of Cape Town, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management, an MBA, and PhD from the University of Witwatersrand. I am also an Ambassador for ‘Thought Leaders Global’.
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