Leading when you’re a manager can feel challenging. Lockstep's, Rob Broster, shares five key things that most ‘Leading Managers’ have in common.
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I believe that work should be an invigorating and fulfilling experience and in 2007 I founded Lockstep, a world-class leadership consultancy to achieve that end. Leaders have a singular ability to positively shape the lives of many and it is this leverage that attracted me to the leadership field.
My career has been dedicated to shaping business leaders across the African continent who are able to balance commercial performance with broad societal impact and who no longer see these outcomes as being mutually exclusive. We are living in times where the great companies of the world are forces for good and I have never been more excited about the era of business that we're entering into.
Lockstep partners with clients who are seen as trailblazers in their sectors, pushing the boundaries of what great companies can accomplish. My work across this client base centers around CEOs, either in a coaching capacity or through the Genius CEO Retreat. My particular excitement is seeing CEOs develop their own craft, a reflection of their own innate ‘genius’.
I spent my early years in South Africa before emigrating to the USA in 1988, where I was educated at Berkeley University and Harvard Business School. I have spent time in the consulting sector and within industry, primarily with General Electric in San Francisco and New York, before returning to South Africa in 2002.
Seeing people thrive and perform more optimally in all areas of life is something that excites me tremendously. As a Partner in the Lockstep business, I have the opportunity of working with teams and individuals in unlocking the innate potential that lies at the core of every human being. I am committed to driving business performance and bringing operational experience and an understanding of human behaviour to my role at Lockstep.
Having worked both locally and internationally, holding senior strategic roles within the retail market, I believe that high-performing Executive Teams are the greatest leverage point for organisations. In 2012, I departed my corporate career spanning nearly two decades to work closely with CEO's in developing thriving teams.
Anne leads the Gold Standard Executive Team Programme.
I believe that work should be a place for people to showcase their true abilities and connect with others who share a similar purpose. As Chief Operations Officer, I lead our support team in creating a solid base to work within at Lockstep. My experience as a practitioner means I am able to weave together both my business knowledge and deep understanding of our work, ensuring our business is set up to best serve our team of associates and our clients.
I started my career with a degree in Organisational Psychology and an internationally recognised qualification as an Integral Coach. In my 5 years working in this field I’ve continuously built on my qualifications through an Integrative Enneagram qualification, completing the Theory U course offered online through MIT University and of course on-going reading.
In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, scuba diving and travelling with my friends and family. Getting lost in nature is one of my favourite ways to find myself.
I am a senior associate at Lockstep, having joined the team in 2010. I consult and facilitate learning in the area of people performance and believe that there is a better way of being in the work space, one that is more engaging, more ethical and more effective.
I help clients build better workplaces by helping them achieve their strategy through positive cultures, strong leadership, effective management and engaged team members. I love working with people and helping the connection, growth and development of tangible skills. I lead the ‘measurement’ practice for our clients at Lockstep and believe that we can help people assess and measure their development and progress in order to be more focused and conscious of their growth journeys.
I am a Capetonian and before qualifying with Bachelor of Business Science degree from UCT, I spent some time working in London and travelling to all corners of the five continents. My formal career started in South Africa in the management consulting field with Accenture, and in 2007 my consulting focus shifted to people, team development and organisational change. Although traveling fairly regularly, home is in Cape Town where I value easy access to the mountain where I spend time either on a bike, trail running, or walking with my family.
Rob champions the Leading Manager Programme.
Having an extensive background in communications, I bring a wealth of experience working in both large and small communications consultancies, as well as working on the client side as Head of Communications at a global not-for- profit organization.
Throughout my career I have always focused strongly on the development of the people in my team and it was through realising this passion and completing a yearlong internationally accredited Executive Leadership Coaching programme in London; that I transitioned from the world of communications, to working exclusively in People Development.
I am passionate and enthusiastic about communicating effectively with individuals and teams, and empowering them to communicate even more effectively themselves. As a strategic human resources consultant (with a specific focus on coaching and facilitation), my primary aim is to assist organisations in creating cultures that empower and energises their people; ultimately driving effective business performance from within. This aim is underpinned by the belief that behind every successful organisation, are talented people who understand their potential and perform to fulfil it.
I have a degree in Consumer Sciences from Stellenbosch University; a postgraduate diploma in Communications; and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from UCT’s Graduate School of Business (completed at the London Business School in the United Kingdom).
My role is to help leaders and teams transition to new ways of working together - to escape the traps of busy-ness, politics or ego and attain high performance that can be sustained. People naturally want to do good work and to collaborate effectively. I bring frameworks and a facilitation style that enable them to do exactly that.
The early part of my work life was spent in corporate finance in London, before returning to Cape Town in 2006 and helping to set up the Democratic Alliance Leadership Academy, which I ran for the following four years. During that time, we ran programmes to develop leaders throughout the organization.
Since 2010 the majority of my time has been spent coaching and facilitating in businesses in South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
I was educated in Cape Town, and have degrees in Philosophy and Electrical Engineering. I also have a Professional Coaching Certificate from the Centre for Coaching at the UCT Graduate School of Business, which carries an International Coaching Federation (ICF) level accreditation.
I am a Senior Associate at Lockstep focused on co-facilitating leadership retreats, coaching senior clients and contributing to the personal development aspects of our programmes.
My first career steps were in academia, with the Wits Institute of Social and Economic Research, before joining the NPO sector with CIDA City Campus and Common Purpose. I then moved into senior corporate roles in Black Economic Empowerment and Corporate Social Responsibility with Investec and Hollard. I left the corporate world at age 29 to devote myself full-time to building a practice of intimate and cutting-edge personal development. I have thirteen years’ experience of being an intuitive coach, workshop leader, facilitator and speaker – with the intent on building bridges between doing and being; performance and presence.
My husband and I share a love of books, coffee, the West Wing and playing bridge and garden cricket with our sons.
I am a Senior Associate at Lockstep and bring expertise in personal leadership development.
I have significantly deepened our focus on crafting ethical and purpose-driven organisations that value and nurture all stakeholders. I am driven to unearth the innate goodness in people, and to inspire organisations to follow an ethical course with purpose.
My career started in the IT sector and then transitioned into the world of organisational and personal development consulting and facilitation, where my passion for envisioning and delivering engaging and sustainable learning journeys emerged.
Prior to joining Lockstep in 2016, I spent 11 years working with South African-based multi-nationals, focusing primarily on the alignment of individuals within organisations, enabling sales teams, developing the C-suite and growing the next level of leadership.
After completing my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in English, Psychology and Marketing Management at UCT, I spent eight years travelling extensively and working in the UK, Europe and the US.
I believe in touching the inner lives of leaders through courageous conversations. I joined Lockstep in 2017 to be part of a team of like-minded people who aspire to change the world through enabling integrated leaders at their finest.
My work is walking alongside leaders; shaping their journey through designing and delivering leadership programmes. I focus on partnering with Executive Committees and their next level of leaders through the Aspiring Leaders Project.
I started my career in strategy consulting with McKinsey & Company, followed by working in organisational development and investment banking. I later returned to McKinsey & Company focusing on women’s leadership development.
I hold a BComm Honours degrees in Financial Accounting from the University of Stellenbosch. I am an ICF accredited coach (ACC level), Newfield graduate (ontological coaching) and accredited with Integrative Enneagram Solutions.
I believe that every person has the ability and right to shine. There is an undoubtable infectiousness to high quality leadership, who is able to add value to the world and emerge with a group of people achieving something meaningful and valuable. This concept of collective euphoria is something worth chasing.
With over a decade of experience in leadership development, I have partnered with numerous business and sporting organisations. My main focus is to help teams, organisations and individuals create their own meaningful stories by developing skilled leaders who create intentional practices and ultimately allow others around them to excel.
Having joined Lockstep in 2012, I have been drawn towards nurturing aspiring leaders to become culture champions within business. These are the people who are ready to move from being high potentials to high influencers. The Lockstep Aspiring Leaders Programme, is a highly strategic programme which has been cultivated on the premise that intentional internal development of the next tier of leadership has significant impact on the business bottom line and is absolutely essential in a changing world.
I hold a masters in Organisational Psychology, a Business Science degree from University of Cape Town and diploma in corporate coaching.
Having an intuitive sense of how to connect people has steered and cultivated my journey.
With a deep passion for marketing and corporate business, I spent over a decade working for a leading global executive search firm, where I sharpened my skill set and helped establish and develop the brand within the South African market.
I joined Lockstep in 2017, an innovative forward-thinking leadership development consultancy. I believe the right leaders, given the right tools, can make effective change in business and thus, make effective change within South Africa.
I completed my studies in Public Relations and Journalism from Cape Peninsula University of Technology.
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