We are a transformational
consultancy with a framework that is based on primary research
done in the area of conflict and trust in management
under the auspices of the South African Chamber of Mines Research
Organisation in the 1980’s. These were very significant times
to be doing primary research on conflict and trust in South Africa.
The country was busy teetering on the edge of a civil war and a
major theatre for anti-establishment industrial activity was the
gold mining industry.
The uniqueness of the framework that was developed,
which has been referred to as the Care
and Growth leadership model, lies in it’s capacity
to deal with the issue of excellence at every level, from that of
personal excellence to that of organisational excellence. This has
enabled us to develop a set of universal themes that we have applied
at the level of the individual, the team and the organisation.
We have been consulting to individuals and organisations
on the application of this framework since 1990. We have had the
opportunity to test the framework in 21
countries on five continents in industries as disparate as agriculture
and IT. Our work has vindicated the following two insights which
we held when we left the Chamber of Mines to start this business:
1. It is possible
to take a moribund business beset with industrial conflict and employee
distrust and to turn it into a successful organisation that can
count on the loyalty and commitment of its people.
2. It is
possible for people to rise above the alienation and victimhood
that besets modern man to achieve authentic personal mastery.