Drivers of Success – The “X Factor of Talent”

What is that special “mojo” that seems to characterise the high flyers and high performers in all walks of life? From our perspectives in working with talent, we would like to outline a number of critical drivers which top talent have intuitively built into their own recipes for success. We believe they are important for delivering results, unleashing talent […]


I love my country

I have been watching the news surrounding our political and economic landscape and characters with a heavy heart and mixed feelings. I really love my country and all the amazingly diverse, talented, creative and passionate people that I come into contact with daily. I see a country’s potential being systematically destroyed through the corruption, greed and […]

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    Traditional performance management and financial rewards are failing to motivate people… by Tracy Campbell

Traditional performance management and financial rewards are failing to motivate people… by Tracy Campbell

New performance management models have become imperative to improving engagement and retention, innovation and company performance.  Research done by Bersin by Deloitte’s in their Global Human Capital Trends for 2015 indicates that “the transformation of the aging performance management process is long overdue” and that in 2015 “the importance of performance management rose significantly, with 75 percent of respondents […]

Shine Up

We are all vitally aware of the conditions within the VUCA world in which we are immersed (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous.) In this highly turbulent and competitive workplace, it is obvious that we need to be able to stand out from the crowd to be noticed. Everyone knows that we need to sell ourselves through a relentless focus […]

“Times they are a Changing” – by Kerryn Kohl

Wow! Have you seen what is happening in the world? Have you felt the pace of change?

Times have certainly changed, we have made a swift entrance into the digital and knowledge based economy, and it certainly does feel as if we are living through what Sarah Horowitz, U.S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS calls the biggest Industrial revolution of our […]

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A Growth Mindset

Many of our Catalyst transformation projects require the need for our clients to change approaches, behaviours mindsets and learn new skills for enhanced performance and impact. As consultants we also need to be really curious, open to new information and ideas and willing to continuously reassess and reinvent ourselves in different environments to find that ideal match of solution […]

Meet The Modern Learner

Are your training programs speaking to the modern learner?
“Millennials comprise over 30 per cent of today’s workforce with the percentage growing each year. Millennials have just surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in U.S. labor force. (U.S. Census Bureau data). This is a substantial group of people who have grown up in a world very different from the […]

Change… Are you ready for it?

Are your managers and HR team change ready and change resilient?

This year seems to have taken off at full-speed with most people I know juggling multiple demands and trying their utmost to prioritise daily or often hourly. It is becoming more and more difficult to find a healthy work-life balance, with many people running ragged, working on transformation projects […]

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    Transforming culture through personal and career empowerment

Transforming culture through personal and career empowerment

New mind-sets and skills required for a shifting landscape and an emerging workforce

The world of work is shifting from traditional and predictable career paths, to relentless change, leaner structures, evolving roles, global opportunities, portfolio lives and a need to find meaning and purpose through the work we do. This leaves a lot of people uncertain, confused and anxious about […]


By Debbie Craig

2016 has started with some exciting opportunities and some really tough challenges. A serious drought, a sliding Rand, a concerning global economic outlook and local political decisions and tensions are causing much uncertainty and impacting our economic stability and credibility. Simultaneously we continue to explore new business opportunities, alliances and emerging markets that rise out of the […]