Areas of Excellence

Our Areas of Excellence

Aligning Performance with Potential

Program Summary

This program presents leading edge concepts associated with performance planning, measuring, monitoring, enhancing and rewarding performance at the organizational, business unit, teams and individual levels.

Issues addressed in this program include organizational performance planning, linking performance management processes to business strategy, the performance management system and process, measurement, individual motivation and the links between rewards and performance.

Our Performance Philosophy
Aligning the following core components lead to sustainable high performance

Business Direction & Guiding Principles
Higher level goals, strategic plans and organisational guiding principles are agreed and communicated down through the organisation

Clarifying And Agreeing Roles
Agreeing each individual’s responsibilities within the team and within the organisation’s performance management process

Creating Alignment To Business
Creating detailed line of sight individual performance plans and ensuring that these are tightly aligned to maximise collective performance

Measuring & Monitoring
Selecting what to measure means being focused on the outcomes that matter most to you and your business and are therfore most worth measuring

Enabling and Enhancing
Getting the desired outcomes through addressing the critical performance enablers of Capability, Opportunity and Inclination.

Assessing and Evaluating
Performance data is analysed, reviewed and compared with plans to arrive at actionable conclusions to show how operational “line of sight” measures up to tactical measures and then to strategic measures

Recognising & Rewarding
For most employees many factors other than pay, such as recognition, feedback and opportunity, have a tremendous impact on motivation and performance.


Participants the workshop with concrete action plans. The organization and participants benefit from learning how to:

  • Make the transition from a performance appraisal environment towards a performance management environment
  • Develop and implement performance improvement plans for employees as part of the performance management process
  • Identify possible causes of under-performance and provide practical steps for performance recovery.
  • Handle defensive communication effectively, and utilize techniques of interactive management to create a positive appraisal environment.
  • Give and receive feedback constructively towards enhancing individual performance improvement and development
  • Create a healthy balance between the attainment of organizational and individual goals.
  • Comply with the current legal requirements when dealing with under-performance issues.

Distinguishing Features

  • Based on research on the current practices in performance management
  • Practical case studies for maximum relevance and application realisation
  • Interactive workshop curriculum including appraisal role play and performance coaching and counseling scenarios
  • Emphasis will be on how people managers and team leaders play a key role in aligning people performance with organizational goals
  • Can be adapted to specific organization needs
Crafting & Executing An Integrated Talent Management Strategy

Program Summary

According to a recent survey by the Economist, senior leaders in organisations often claim that people drive the value of the business. They are right. Senior executives at corporations worldwide judge the ability to attract and retain people as one of the most critical enablers of growth.

But they have to be the right people. Every organisation relies on key clusters of critical talent in order to be able to execute its business strategy. These employees drive a disproportionate share of revenue and earnings. They generate high value for customers and shareholders. They have strong skills and in depth knowledge.

Without a talent management strategy focused on keeping critical people engaged—including talent maps, targeted training, clear career paths, job rotation and other development tools—critical employees may be sending out résumés rather than executing the organisation’s strategy.

This program provides the tools managers need to establish or revitalise, and execute with finesse their own talent management strategy. It is designed to address the talent challenges brought on by changes such as globalization and technology.


  • Business managers will appreciate the strategic value of talent and collaborate with HR as a strategic partner to attract, develop and retain the critical talent needed to achieve business goals
  • Develop practical skills to enable them to play their role in executing the talent management strategy of the organization
  • Prepare business leaders to implement a strategic talent management process to compete successfully in the global economy and capitalize on opportunities
  • Become “proactive” versus “reactive” to the demand for critical talent needed to respond to organisation and industry changes
  • Identify success skills and traits that can be developed in all employees, and minimize training costs by focusing on key development areas unique to the organisation and its culture
  • Close the developmental gap by analysing bench strength test and formulate appropriate talent management plans
  • Understand the role and importance of Leadership, Coaching, Mentoring, Action Learning and Acceleration Pools within the organisation

Distinguishing Features

  • The program is based on current research and industry best practices in talent management
  • The program will be facilitated in an integrated approach that will link desired business outcomes with capability requirements, talent mapping, succession depth and retention risk as the key processes in talent planning towards building a talent pool of high potential people
  • Practical case studies for maximum relevance and application realization
  • Workshop approach will facilitate participants returning with a repertoire of practical tools that can be used immediately
  • This program can adapted to specific organisation needs and can be implemented on a consultancy cum training approach to facilitate your staff skills and capability
Leading with Impact

Program Summary

Are you ready for the challenge of leading people effectively?

Taking on an executive role in today’s environment is like signing on for a constant race against change. You have to stay one step ahead of the trends…strive to develop new strategies and keep ahead of the crowd. It’s up to you to ensure that your team is on track for success.

Here is your opportunity to learn how to identify and manage the challenges you face with practical and proven-in-action techniques. In-class exercises, coupled with updates on current research, allow you to practice new ideas and to try out shared insights.
In this highly interactive seminar, you will have the opportunity to learn from your facilitators and your peers as you stretch your horizons and prepare to assert your role in your organization.


  • Develop the intangible qualities so essential in a leadership role, especially in being key drivers of organisational outcomes.
  • Be able to establish clear priorities and performance expectations expected of their teams, and inculcate accountability for performance outcomes.
  • Lead and grow high performing teams through applying appropriate and sustainable group dynamics and engagement practices.
  • Clarifying purpose and direction to your people whilst building team commitment to business goals and team success.
  • Building trust and synergy amongst team members through continuous engagement.
  • Developing a workplace environment that supports giving, seeking and receiving real-time feedback and coaching as a way of implementing continuous improvement in all work processes.
  • Understand and respond to individual style differences to optimize their team’s performance and take it to the next level.

Distinguishing Features

Based on the principles of the best seller “The Leadership Pipeline” by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter and James Noel – a research based proven method of assessing and developing competence and performance at each of the six critical passages

  • Practical case studies for maximum relevance and application realization
  • Workshop curriculum can be adapted to specific organization needs
  • Web based follow up to help sustain application of learning
  • Optional post-workshop executive coaching follow up
Project Leadership

Program Summary

Project leaders are more than just project managers; they are talented individuals that have mastered the leadership skills necessary to build high-performing cross-functional project teams, leverage the collective intelligence of the group, manage it through the process of completing a project, and exercise influence without authority to ensure superior results.

Project Leadership incorporates the essential leadership skills that lead to improved project management performance, recognizing that projects are social systems that exist within the context of an organization. The most effective project leaders understand and know how to manage the human dimension to project management and are able to exercise their own power, influence, and authority to ensure the success of a project.

This program is designed to build the critical leadership and interpersonal skills that project managers and business managers need to lead a project team to success through collaboratively performing at the highest level.


This program in Project Leadership will enable you to:

  • Reinforce organizational, leadership and administrative skills needed for successful execution of projects
  • Develop effective project leadership which can positively impact completion of project goals, and acquire the behavioral skills required to contribute in projects and lead high performance project teams
  • Leverage the collective intelligence of the team to resolve complex multi dimensional issues
  • Exercise political and personal influence when you don’t have the formal authority to mandate action
  • Manage the uncertainty inherent in projects through judicious risk management
  • Manage projects in matrix organizations to build a cohesive project team
  • Understand and prevent the issues that can fragment and undermine team performance
  • Motivate team members to collaborate and achieve objectives through positive engagement techniques

Distinguishing Features

  • Based on PMI research that successful project leadership leads to improved project management performance, recognizing that a project is a social system within the larger social system of the organization
  • It will hone your integrative and engagement skills to enable a high degree of collaboration so important for group projects
  • Structured as an interactive learning process involving participants actively through the use of practical case studies, interactive assessments, frameworks and toolsets to apply the concepts
  • Workshop curriculum can be adapted to specific organization needs