CORPORATE CULTURE & LOCAL CUSTOMS

A board member of a multinational company operating in emerging markets needed to address a situation. They discovered an individual who had access to the company float was taking money out of the company but replacing it before the new accounting cycle. With strong...

HIDDEN STRENGTHS

As part of a team transformation process, we worked with a number of people of various backgrounds and ages. This case is about a millennial. Perceived as difficult to manage, interactions were causing friction and frustration. We set about to see if we could fix it....

STRATEGY & EXECUTION

A budding entrepreneur wanted to create an investment company focused on Africa with a triple-bottom line. We helped him define and shape the vision, as well as the values and behaviours he wanted to stand for and demonstrate. Wanting to ensure he could translate his...

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS

A global financial institution was in trouble. Bankrupty was inevitable. Wanting to get ahead of it, a member of the regional team approached us to explore options.  We profiled every team member, identifying their skills, aspirations and team fit We explored...

HARMONISING CO-FOUNDERS

A new venture had three founding partners all sharing the same vision. However, in trying to deliver on that vision, it became rapidly apparent they had different views on how that vision should be executed. We had to figure out if and how they could best work as a...

LEADERS THAT LAST

A family business with a franchise partner had a challenge – they had to replace the Managing Director with immediate effect. Failure to do so could result in them losing their business relationship with the franchise partner, which would have a big impact on their...

TOXIC TEAMS

Growth is great. But growth can also be challenging. A start-up was acquired by a private equity firm. The people involved from the inception of the company were still with the organisation and were experiencing a change in culture, direction and method of working....

WATER PROJECTS IN AFRICA

On a trip to Kenya, we were faced with a village that required access to clean water. Their wish was to have water, to grow crop that would in turn provide them with the money to educate the boys and the girls of the community (traditionally only the boys were...

SPOTTING ROGUES & IMPOSTORS

As human beings, when someone is recommended to us by someone we trust, a part of our radar can be dampened. Furthermore, when under time pressure and with an urgent need to deliver, some could be tempted to just get the job done. Thankfully, we don’t operate in this...