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Terry Meyer

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Terry Meyer is an independent consultant, academic, author and presenter.

His areas of expertise include strategy facilitation, organisational design and capability building, Executive effectiveness, succession and development. and human capital strategy with a specific emphasis on talent management and leadership development. He has a Masters of Management degree from Wits Business School, Wits University.

Terry is passionate about helping organisations and leaders increase their effectiveness in a VUCA environment – their VUCAFitness.

Consulting expertise

Terry has 20 years experience as a consultant.  He works at an executive level within businesses, facilitating solutions to organisational problems. His recent consulting experience has involved:

  • Facilitating the business strategy of medium and large organisations
  • Facilitating the restructuring of a variety of organisations at executive level and below
  • Building a leadership strategy for organisations, including leadership succession and development
  • Developing talent strategies for organisations to ensure a future pipeline to deliver the strategy of the business
  • Undertaking a comprehensive diagnosis of organisational effectiveness and propose appropriate change strategies
  • Assist organisations build a human capital strategy and framework and reposition their human resources function to improve effectiveness
  • Advising organisations on building a learning academy to improve the effectiveness of their skills development strategy

He is an active member of the ASTD advisory board.

Academic and teaching work

Terry was a full time faculty member of the Wits Business School for eight years where he taught organisational behaviour and was responsible for the highly-regarded Master of Management in HR programme.

He is currently programme director for the HR Executive Leadership programme run by Stellenbosch Business School, which he also designed and developed.

Furthermore, Terry ran the Wits Business School International Executive L&D study tour, leading senior HR and L&D professionals to engage with top global companies and business schools in (complete sentence here)he US and Europe.

He previously lectured on the UNISA SBL Executive Development programme.

Author and editor

In addition to contributing many articles to topical journals, Terry has written or co-edited six books to date, including:

  • Strategy, Leadership and Change: A Practical Guide for Busy Executives, Knowledge Resources (Meyer, T 2012)
  • Human Capital Trends, Knowledge Resources (Boninelli & Meyer, 2011)
  • Perspectives in Learnerships, Knowledge Resources (Babb & Meyer, 2005)
  • Building Human Capital: South African Perspectives, Knowledge Resources (Boninelli & Meyer, 2004). This is currently being revised
  • Conversations in Leadership: South African Perspectives, Knowledge Resources (Meyer & Boninelli, 2004)
  • Competencies: Creating Competitive Advantage, Knowledge Resources (Meyer, T 1996)

Terry’s books are available to order from Knowledge Resources

Public speaking and facilitating

Terry has spoken at a number of top conferences and regularly presents public and in-house training programmes in his fields of expertise.

Other leadership roles and achievements

He has played a leadership role as a professional. He was a Board member of the IPM on two occasions and was instrumental in facilitating the turnaround strategy of the IPM in 2007 and 8. He is registered as a Master HR Professional with the SABPP.

He has received a number of professional awards, including the IPM Presidential Award in 2008, an award at the International HRD Congress in Mumbai in 2009 and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the SABPP in 2012.

He is on the Advisory Board and is an avid supporter of a Leadership Initiative, Partners for Possibility, in which Executives and School Principals jointly experience a profound one year leadership journey.

Terry has the ability to blend extensive academic thought leadership with his practical experience in a corporate role and as a consultant. He is considered a leading thinker and advisor in his various fields of expertise. His primary theoretical basis is grounded in systems thinking and he has the ability to approach organizational problem solving from a multi-disciplinary perspective.