For 30 yrs I have worked with a great diversity of leaders, as a business consultant, as a Group OD Manager within a multi-national corporate environment and as faculty of a business school. In various industries, cultures and contexts, I have witnessed success, excellence, change, stress, conflict & sometimes pain and this has shaped my understanding of how leadership and performance really work. Work includes:
My special interest is improving how we lead ourselves and others. I believe that with great thinking and focused action we can go beyond our challenges to exceed our goals. So I use a variety of information, tools and skills to help people think honestly about where they are; clearly about where they want to go; and to develop practical solutions to get there. As an active ultra-distance sportsman I appreciate perseverance and value results, and I’ve learned that measurability and accountability are important keys to both.
Contributing writer: Trail Magazine (2010 – present)
Founder member: Masihambisane Storytelling Group
Fundraising committee member for school charities: Zakhele & Sabre Trust
Active ultra-distance sportsman: Marathon des Sables; TufferPuffer 100 miler; Rhodes Run
I live between Cape Town and Ireland.
As an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Executive Education Department Kevin made a number of significant contributions, including:
Kevin worked on projects to build teams, improve performance, develop diversity and coach and mentor both teams and individuals within MTN Group. His interventions had a significant impact on organisational performance and his coaching, in particular, has had a lasting influence on the leaders concerned. His ability to work across culture allowed that influence to apply to a wide spectrum of leaders.
He works exceptionally well in diverse environments and is comfortable and highly capable in managing conflict and very difficult team dynamics. His insightful views on life and people, offer a unique perspective in the interventions he proposes as well as the training methodologies he follows.
Kevin stands out in the following ways:
As leaders we often don’t think we need another person’s help, but Kevin’s sensible and strategic mind, combined with his independence, is a key value proposition when you want to do better business – whether it be adding value, improving performance, formulating strategy, or managing complex change.
Kevin has a competence that has obviously been informed by years of working with people. He understands them and how to get the best from them. He enables clarity and has strong ability to navigate troubled waters.
He has done this for me and my leadership skills in various business challenges. He has helped me change how I think about leading performance.