The Swaziland Electricity Company Limited has had a professional working relationship with Leadership SA since November 2012. The company has to date undertaken a number of organisation transformation and leadership development programmes. Projects that we have successfully implemented with the facilitation of Leadership SA, include:
• Three year company operational strategy mapping
• Development and implementation of Leadership Development Framework including the establishment of Talent Management systems and processes.
• Organisational re-design initiatives (for the HR and Finance departments)
Given the value of the initiatives facilitated by Leadership SA to the company, we can confidently vouch for their professionalism and technical expertise.
M.B. Mkhonta, General Manager, Corporate Services, Swaziland Electricity Company, 2014
Terry Meyer and Leadership SA have worked with the Executive team at TSB Sugar for approximately 5 years on an on-going basis.
Specifically he has been involved in strategy facilitation on an annual basis, organisational design at the executive levels, leadership development and succession and learning and development.
During our on-going relationship I have found Terry and Leadership SA both professional and knowledgeable in all of the above areas. His insights into the complexities of these issues and the ability to blend both academic knowledge with practical application have been evident in our dealings with him.
He and some of his associates have added considerable value to the strategy and leadership effectiveness at TSB and I would have no hesitation to recommend him to any organisation requiring support in these areas.
Mr John du Plessis, CEO, TSB Sugar, 2014
Econet engaged Leadership SA to conduct a headcount audit and skills assessment from 25 November to 20 December 2013. The consultants executed the work in a very competent and professional manner as outlined below:
• Delivery within agreed timelines and budget
• Robust planning with clear weekly milestones and deliverables
• Effective stakeholder management and communication through meetings, emails and telephone conversations.
• Project management and governance structure detailing the roles and the responsibility of each consultant
The detailed reports produced at the end of the engagement were highly strategic and provided interesting insights into the way we do business.
We commend Leadership SA for a job well done and have no reservations in referring Leadership SA to any prospective client. Overall, Terry and Lydia demonstrate their leadership capabilities – handling complex projects under budgetary and time pressures.
Innocent Magaya, Chief Human Resources Officer, Econet Wireless, 2013
Leadership SA was selected from 9 bidders to conduct the Organisational Design project for the Health Professions Council of South Africa during 2013. In this project, they were tasked to consider the HPCSA new 5 year strategy plan, the impact of the new ERS system, the mandate of the HPCSA, current levels of productivity as well as conducting detailed discussions with every division head to obtain context to what will inform a realistic futuristic structure of the organisation. In this process they have also conducted benchmarking and cost benefit analysis of implementing a new structure in phases in the organisation. They have also identified and defined the new roles that will emanate form the process. Their recommendations are still in a review process by the Council of HPCSA.
The services of Leadership SA where Lydia Cillie-Schmidt and Terry Meyer has driven the project was experienced as being highly professional and they have done a through analysis of the OD project requirements as it was outlined in their initial appointment. Their recommendations were realistic and aligned with the prescribed requirements and outcomes that had to be achieved.
As the Head of HR at the time when they conducted the OD project I could only highly recommend the services of both Terry & Lydia as referred to in this document.
- Mertz Aucamp, Chief Human Resources Business Partner, African Development Bank, 2013
Terry, as founder of Leadership SA, is well respected by his clients and his peers in the academic and people development spheres. Terry is very professional, has vast experience in his field and draws from a broad knowledge bank in his field of expertise. He has the ability to use all of the above to enrich practical people issues in the organisational context.
I have had the honour of working alongside Terry on a leadership development program for the University of Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development. I find Terry extremely knowledgeable and professional. He is an absolute pleasure to work with.
I was privileged to attend a programme run by the University of Stellenbosch – the Executive HR Leadership Programme – in 2011. Terry was the Programme Manager and he facilitated several of the modules. Terry has superb business insights and he thoroughly understands leadership dynamics and challenges faced in the modern South African and International boardrooms. Terry is definitely someone who is easy to work with,
very professional and very knowledgeable.
Terry Meyer effectively bridges the gap between business plans and human capital plans. He is able to create solutions that unlock the ‘people hurdles’ being experienced by organisation and assists in the drive to higher performing cultures. Terry is also able to translate theoretical approaches into practical everyday activities designed to drive human performance.
I worked with Terry as a fellow board member at the IPM SA, a professional organisation of HR practitioners in South Africa. Terry served on the main board and other operations committees. He contributed significantly to the review and redrafting a new strategy for IPM, which led to a successful turn around of the IPM. He also closely supported operations staff in organising membership of IPM, and as well as made significant contributions o a very successful annual conference. He always focused on the benefit to the organisation, and brought his own expertise to bear.
As a bank which has recently embarked on a repositioning process, we decided to procure the services of Terry Meyer and Leadership SA to assist us with the facilitation to look at the strategy of the organisation as well as the cascading of identified strategic themes.
Terry managed to get full participation from the group, facilitating but not “over-whelming” discussions. Documentation produced four our organisaton as a result of these interventions is dynamic and is adding value on a continued basis.
Terry Meyer of Leadership SA facilitated a process whereby we reviewed our current strategy and organisational structure. This exercise was necessary as a result of the acquisition of a sugar mill in KwaZulu-Natal, growth in marketing operations in Swaziland and the current pressured economic environment and changing economic and political landscape.
There was full buy in by all participants for the new plans and the structure which was effectively implemented in February 2010. The success of this project can distributed to Terry’s professional approach, his knowledge and experience and his focus on developing a workable solution under trying circumstances. It was a real pleasure working with him.
- John du Plessis, CEO, TSB Sugar, 2010