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People development – who’s responsible?

Developing people – a question that bothered me. I was asked how the people in charge of people development in an organisation should behave – as suppliers or business partners? That bothered me somewhat. I understand where the question is coming from because it does reflect a very common reality. It pre-supposes that there is […]

Capability in the workplace

What enables capability and what gets in the way? We all know that capability in the workplace is important. Right? This is one of those obvious truths that we seldom stop to question, and yet I have found that it is often uncertain what somebody means when they make this statement. The problem is in […]

Creating a high performance environment

Creating a high performance environment is a question of enabling true capability There is a lot of talk, and rightly so, about the need for a good strategy, and the ability to execute it. Lack of these will consign any company to the evolutionary dustbin. They are a matter of survival. Success therefore, depends on […]

Leadership development and engagement

So much leadership development fails to deliver the kind of change that is sought. What is going wrong? Here is one reason that is usually overlooked… The interdependence between leadership effectiveness and the organisational learning environment. Leadership is often seen as the answer to all sorts of problems. “We are in a crisis because of… […]