2016: Our Highlights and Insights
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2016: Our Highlights and Insights

Year-end and the festive season are racing toward us as we aim to finalise, integrate and achieve those real tangible results we all strive for. This year has been wonderfully abundant, with fascinating projects, committed client partnerships, relentless change, interesting surprises and robust conversations. We've had awesome moments of feeling like we really are living our purpose to shift minds and organisations to high performance and high engagement.

We look forward to celebrating our successes and learnings from this year, and engaging with you next year to craft a journey of transformation toward being future-fit. We hope you enjoy our team’s highlights and insights from 2016 across our many client environments.

Have a restful, rejuvenating, safe festive season, and see you again next year!

Warm regards,


The CAT in CATalyst - Stan Horwitz
I have to confess that by nature I am not a CAT lover. I guess some people are more dog people and others cat people. Which one best describes you? Sometimes, in a fun, non-scientific manner, I utilise different animal traits to broadly describe personality types.

If one thinks of Cat qualities, they could include (amongst others):
C - Curious
A - Agile
T - Tactical

Looking back over the past year I have had the privilege of working as part of the Catalyst team in enabling and evolving a change journey in Business and Talent Management at a major national clientRead more
We're Accelerating and Energising Engagement!

We've designed and run numerous high energy, high engagement events over the past few years. Ranging from workshops for a dozen people, to conferences with hundreds of delegates. We've been having a huge amount of fun, while embedding everything we know about accelerated learning into the design of the events themselves.

Click here for an overview of our
 High Energy High Engagement Conferencing.

Contact us to discuss your engagement needs!
Flipping the VUCA & Flipping the Classroom - Debbie Craig

VUCA has become known to mean Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous which describes the pace of change we live in. To survive and thrive in this world, people and organisations need to flip the VUCA and embrace life and work with Velocity, Unorthodoxy, Collaboration and Agility.
The World has shifted from linear and local to exponential and global. “Organizations must build the capability to adapt to this new world of deep and ubiquitous information and convert it to competitive advantage. They must evolve to manage scarcity, and be structured to address the accelerated, non-linear, web-driven pace of modern life.” The Exponential Organisation Read more

Lead from the front for successful culture change - Janko Kotze

In February 2016 a new management team took over the reins at Heineken SA. Top of the MD’s agenda was to create a unified, high performing culture.

Catalyst was appointed to facilitate this transition; what followed was a remarkable journey highlighting the importance leadership and face-to-face engagements play in transforming a culture. Read more

We're delighted to be involved in the fabulous new TalentTalks site as contributors! Read Debbie Craig's articles here and here; Kerryn Kohl's articles here and here; Jen Taylor's article here. Look out for more of our Associates' thought leadership on Talent Management in 2017.
We’re Catalysing Change - Jen Taylor

Reflecting on my year in Catalyst Consulting, I've noticed something interesting in how we approach our work and client relationships. Different from how I experienced management consultants in my past life as a corporate employee.

On the one hand, we don’t want to work with the same clients, on the same work, for years on end. On the other hand, we don’t want to be “hit men” blasting in for a short, sharp session or two before disappearing into the night, as it were. Read more
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Until next time...
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