This is my personal blog where I think out loud about the ideas I am grappling with or working on.
I support leadership teams and networks of people to make sense of the uncertainty and ambiguity in their contexts. That enables better decision-making and more resilience. I often work as a bridge to support the co-evolution between physical technologies, social technologies and leadership decisions.
I am passionate about topics such as innovation, strategy and the way that knowledge flows between organisations. Many of my clients appoint me because I am good at working both at the level of individuals and teams but also with leadership and strategic issues.
My role is mainly as a process consultant and coach in support of leadership teams that want to discover how they can improve the performance and agility of their organisations.
I am an eager reader and also a researcher (look at my research here), following a number of topics that are relevant to how organisations make sense and how societies transform:
- How societies learn, create, use and diffuse new knowledge (innovation systems)
- How societies create institutions that enable upgrading, resilience and inclusiveness (evolutionary and new institutional economics)
- Making decisions under conditions of uncertainty and making sense (complexity thinking and naturalistic decision making)
- How to catalyse innovation both in an organisation, but also in an economic sub-system (I call this instigating innovation)
In 2021, I was appointed as a Professor of Practice with the DST/NRF/Newton Fund Trilateral Chair in Transformative Innovation, the Fourth Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development that is hosted by the College of Business and Economics at the University of Johannesburg