The art of communication is the language of leadership. —James Humes

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. —John Maxwell

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead

Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position. —Brian Tracy


Developing a world of leaders – one conversation at a time

Nine Conversations in Leadership is an innovative leadership development intervention that acts as a catalyst for long-term development of leaders. The intervention is applicable at every level of the organisation and utilises a process that adapts to the organisation’s context.

The intervention consists of nine facilitated conversations that occur within a small peer group (comprising of up to ten people), referred to as a leadership cell. The purpose of each conversation is to share and learn from one another’s leadership challenges and successes and to co-create ideas and solutions from shared learning and wisdom.

The Nine Conversations in Leadership intervention fuses organisational development and traditional training in a workshop format. It uses 360° feedback, peer coaching and personal development planning to create strong, committed and aligned leaders at all levels of the organisation. The intervention examines leadership in the realms of Head (knowing), Heart (being) and Hands (doing). It brings participants together repeatedly, to explore and cover all aspects of leadership, from organisational leadership to team leadership and the leadership of individuals and self.

Leadership alignment is a critical component for harnessing organisational energy to achieve the organisation’s vision, values and strategy. The Nine Conversations in Leadership intervention assists organisations to achieve such alignment.

Self-assessment and peer feedback are key leadership development tools which constitute the foundations of self-leadership and whilst leaders develop through experience, they can accelerate their readiness to lead by receiving constructive feedback. Assessments are made in the areas of knowledge, attitude and behaviour, all of which are developed during the leadership journey.

For more information on the Nine Conversations in Leadership intervention, download the Nine Conversations in Leadership Guide to the intervention

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