Kurt April

Kurt April is currently the Allan Gray Chair, an Endowed Professorship, specialising in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion and Director of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town (South Africa, 1998-present), and is Adjunct Faculty of Saïd Business School (University of Oxford, UK, 2000-present).

About My Journey

Academia

Kurt April is currently the Allan Gray Chair, an Endowed Professorship, specialising in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion and Director of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town (South Africa, 1998-present), and is Adjunct Faculty of Saïd Business School (University of Oxford, UK, 2000-present).

Previously, he was a Faculty Member of Duke Corporate Education (Duke University, USA, 2008-2022), Research Fellow of Hult-Ashridge Business School (UK, 2004-2016), Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University (UK, 2014-2017), Visiting Professor at Rotterdam School of Management (Erasmus University, Netherlands, 2001-2013), and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Economics & Econometrics (University of Amsterdam UvA, Netherlands, 2004-2007). 

Business

Outside of academia, Kurt is the Managing Partner of LICM Consulting (South Africa, 2001-present), Managing Director: Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion Practice at Oxford Acuity (Singapore, 2019 present), Shareholder and Director of the Achievement Awards Group (South Africa, 2007-present), Shareholder of bountiXP (Pty) Ltd (South Africa, 2019-present), as well as Ambassador of the global Unashamedly Ethical movement (2016-present).

Previously, he was an Owner-Director of Helderview BMW Somerset West (South Africa, 2010-2016), Chairman of the International Advisory Council (DIAC) to Novartis International AG (Switzerland, 2006-2019), Executive Director of Complex Adaptive Systems (South Africa, 2003-2006), Non-Executive Director of Power Group Holdings – Construction & Developments (South Africa, 2012-2018), Global Agenda Council Member (Talent & Diversity) of the World Economic Forum (Switzerland, 2009-2013), Non-Executive Director of the International School of Cape Town (Education Development Trust, UK, 2013-2019), and an Advisory Board Member to the Unit for Diversity, Inclusion & Community Engagement (DICE) at the University of Leicester (UK, 2015-2019).

Editorial Work

Kurt is a Series Editorial Board Member of Palgrave (Springer) on Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenization in Business (Switzerland), an Associate Editor for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal (UK), an Associate Editor for Design Science (UK), an  Editorial Board Member of the European Management Review (UK), Editorial Review Board Member of the Africa Journal of Management (USA), and Editorial Board Member of Good  Governance, Ethics & Leadership (UK).

Previously, he was an Editorial Board Member of the British Journal of Management (UK), an Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Management Education (USA), an Editorial Board  Member of Annual Review of High Performance Coaching & Consulting (UK), an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Information Systems & Social Change (USA),  Advisory Board Member of the Knowledge Management Professional Society (USA), and previously the Chief Editor of the Journal for Convergence (SA).

Qualifications

Kurt holds a doctoral degree in Economics & IT Strategy (Ph.D), Certificate in Japanese Production, Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), Masters degree in Electronic Engineering(MSc(ElecEng)), Higher Diploma in Education (HDE), Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (BSc(ElecEng)), National N6 Diploma in Electronic Engineering (NDip(EE)), National N6 Diploma in Logic Systems (NDip(LS)) completed at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of Oxford (UK), Wingfield College (South Africa) and AOTS Nagoya (Japan).

He has published 237 academic articles/book chapters/conference papers/reports/op-eds/dissertations, and written 12 books.

My Books

My Testimonials

My Clients

My Books

06/04/2023 / POEMS

Leading from Values

What of truth? It is gold What of moral character? It is the biggest prize Values though. Enables truth Brings...
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06/04/2023 / POEMS

I can be your Keeper

Voice to me all of your dreams Let me hear the pain and struggle which forged it Show me your...
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06/04/2023 / POEMS

Journey Ended

What was Is What could be Eventually Did What I could be I became What I always had to be...
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06/04/2023 / POEMS

Weekend Rains

There are mornings In the surrounding garden Slight of sound A cooler touch to the skin A broken-up humid air...
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06/04/2023 / POEMS

Synchronicity

Many forces Some seen, some not Interlaced Pushing towards an outcome Presents the happening Appearing as a whole Some notice,...
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06/04/2023 / POEMS

Necessary Imperfection to enact change

You are the change Being of service To the world Others Requires not a sense of belonging Requisite imperfection, vitality...
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06/04/2023 / POEMS

Beauty in Imperfection

Grief Can be silent, unseen Felt loss, hardship, trauma Loneliness Learning imperfection Left flawed Broken The heart’s usual whispers overtaken...
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06/04/2023 / POEMS

Stop Fighting Wholeness

Forcing things My strived-for persona is becoming obscure Why fight my darkness? Perfection remains tiring and demanding Elusive mostly Why...
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Silence

Silence Long my enemy Demands my attention Silence Is a form of fluidity Not an enduring stillness … never stationary...
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06/04/2023 / POEMS

Memories

Pictures in my mind Dreaming Yesterday’s joys Not far away Treasures, gifts, details Some, fading with time People fire-blazed on...
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My Work

My POEMS

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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (UK), 2009-present
  • Member of the Academy of Management (USA), 1998-present
  • Member of the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) (USA), 2014-present
  • Member of the International Leadership Association (ILA) (USA), 2019-present
  • Senior Member of the Community of Science (USA), 2003-present
  • Member of the American Psychological Association (USA), 2023-present
  • Member of d&I Leaders (UK), 2023-present
  • Member of the DEI Club (Denmark), 2023-present

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION:

  • Written and published 12 books.
  • Published 237 peer-reviewed academic papers, book chapters, conference papers, case studies, reports, op-eds/contemporary media, and dissertations.
  • Supervised 15 PhD students to successful graduation, and currently supervising 7 more.
  • Supervised 150 Masters (MPhil, MComm, EMBA, MBA, MSc, MHR) students to successful graduation, and currently supervising 5 more.
  • Supervised 3 Honours (BSc Hons) students to successful graduation.

Happy Clients

578

Working Hours

4,780

Awards Won

15

My Resume

Kurt holds a doctoral degree in Economics & IT Strategy (Ph.D), Certificate in Japanese Production (Cert.), Masters degree in Business Administration (MBA), Masters degree in Electronic Engineering (MSc(ElecEng)), Higher Diploma in Education (HDE), Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering (BSc(ElecEng)), National Trade Test Certificate (ElecMech), National Diploma in Electronic Engineering (NDip(EE)), National Diploma in Logic Systems (NDip(LS)) completed at the University of Cape Town (South Africa), University of Oxford (UK), Wingfield College (South Africa) and AOTS Nagoya (Japan). He has published 237 academic articles/book chapters/conference papers/reports/op-eds/dissertations, and written 12 books.

Prof. Kurt April, PhD is the Endowed Allan Gray Chair and Director of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership (Chair since 2017), specialising in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion at the Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town (South Africa, 1998-present), and is Adjunct Faculty of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (United Kingdom, 2000-present).

Previously, he was Orchestrator/Faculty Member for DukeCE, Duke University (United States of America, 2008-2022), Research Fellow of Ashridge Business School (United Kingdom, 2004-2016), Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University (United Kingdom, 2014-2017), Visiting Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands, 2001-2013), and Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Economics and Econometrics, University of Amsterdam UvA, (Netherlands, 2004-2007).

Outside of academia, Kurt is the Managing Partner of LICM Consulting (South Africa, 2001-present), Managing Director: Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion Practice at Oxford Acuity (Singapore, 2019-present), Shareholder and Director of Achievement Awards Group (South Africa, 2007-present), Shareholder of BountiXP (South Africa, 2019-present), as well as Ambassador of the global Unashamedly Ethical movement (2016-present). He plays a range of roles and consults to many companies and organisations around the globe, having worked in 24 countries.

EDUCATION

1998-2004
UCT & Oxford

PhD (Economics & IT Strategy)

  • University of Oxford, UK, 1998-1999 (full-time)
  • University of Cape Town, SA, Jan 2000-Aug 2004 (part-time)
Mar 2001-Apr 2001 (full-time)
AOTS, Nagoya (Japan)

Certificate (Japanese Production)

Jan 1997-Dec 1997 (full-time)
University of Cape Town, SA

MBA, University of Cape Town, SA

Jan 1995-Jun 1996 (part-time)
University of Cape Town, SA

MSc(Eng) (Electronic Engineering)

Jan 1990-Dec 1994 (full-time)
University of Cape Town, SA

BSc(Eng) (Electrical Engineering)

Jan 1988-Dec 1988 (full-time)
University of Cape Town, SA

Higher Diploma in Education (HDE)

June 1986
Olifantsfontein Trade Test Centre

National Trade Test Certificate (Electronic Mechanician)

Jan 1983-May 1986 (part-time)
Wingfield College

National N6 Diploma (Electronics)

Jan 1983-Sep 1986 (part-time)
Wingfield College

National N6 Diploma (Logic Systems)

AREAS OF SPECIALISATION:

  • Leadership, Personal Mastery & Resilience
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Justice
  • Gender & Intersectionality
  • Cross-Cultural & Cultural Intelligence Work
  • Values & Purpose
  • Narrative Inquiry, Storytelling 
  • Identity & Precarious Work
  • Dialogue, Feedback & Communication

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Global and Local Board Experience (Executive, Non-Executive and Advisory)
  • Globally-Experienced Consultant
  • Entrepreneur & Business Owner
  • Editorial Board Experience & Reviewer for Academic Journals & Publishers
  • Lecturer, Researcher & Facilitator
  • External Examiner for other Universities

CAREER HISTORY

1983-2023

  • Director and Chaired Professor (Chair as of 2017) of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town (South Africa), Feb 1998-present.
  • Managing Director: Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion Practice, Oxford Acuity (Singapore), Jun 2019-present.
  • Shareholder-Executive Director, Achievement Awards Group, Westlake, Cape Town (South Africa), Mar 2017-present (previously Non-Executive Director Dec 2007-2017).
  • Shareholder & Managing Partner, LICM Consulting, Constantia, Cape Town (South Africa), Feb 2001-present.
  • International Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council Member (Chairman, as of 2010-2019), Novartis International AG, Basel (Switzerland), Apr 2006-Jul 2019.
  • Non-Executive Director, International School of Cape Town (owned by Education Development Trust UK), Cape Town (South Africa), Jan 2013-Jun 2019.
  • Non-Executive Director, Power Group, Blackheath, Cape Town (South Africa), Jan 2012-Jun 2018.
  • Shareholder-Director, Helderview BMW, Somerset West, Cape Town (South Africa), Feb 2010-Jul 2016.
  • Global Agenda Council Member (Talent & Diversity), World Economic Forum, Geneva (Switzerland), Aug 2009-Jun 2013.
  • Non-Executive Director, Cornerstone Institute, Cape Town (South Africa), Aug 2010-Jun 2011.
  • Head of the International Advisory Faculty, Pacesetters Programme (Diversity & Inclusion), National Health Service (NHS), London (UK), Jan 2007-Dec 2009.
  • Director, Performance Through Inclusion SA, Plumstead, Cape Town (South Africa), Oct 2006-Jan 2009.
  • Executive Editor & Advisory Board Member, Axius Publishing (Journal for Convergence), Parkwood, Johannesburg (South Africa), Mar 2003-Dec 2008.
  • Owner-Director, Complex Adaptive Systems, Observatory, Cape Town (South Africa), Dec 2003-Apr 2006.
  • Research & Design Engineering Manager of Naval Electronic Systems, Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT), Simonstown, Cape Town (South Africa), Feb 1996-Jan 1997.
  • Process Computing Engineer in Nuclear Engineering, Eskom: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, Duynefontein (South Africa), Oct 1995-Jan 1996.
  • Engineering Manager, Transnet: Spoornet & Metro Rail, Kimberley & Cape Town (South Africa), Jan 1995-Sep 1995.
  • Restaurant Manager, Golden Spur & Cincinnati Spur, Newlands & Pinelands, Cape Town (South Africa), Jul 1989-Feb 1990 & Dec 1988-Mar 1989.
  • High-School Teacher, Fairmount High School, Grassy Park, Cape Town (South Africa), Apr 1989-Jul 1989.
  • AudioVisual Technician, Katz International (KIC), Waterfront, Cape Town (South Africa), Oct 1987-Dec 1987.
  • Electronic Technician, Radio Autosonic, Cape Town (South Africa), Oct 1986-Sep 1987.
  • Electronic Mechanician Artisan and Apprentice, SA Naval Dockyard, Simonstown (South Africa), Jan 1983-Oct 1986.

CONSULTING EXPERIENCE

  • FMCG: SABMiller (Global); Edrington (UK); Kelloggs (UK); Pioneer (SA); National Brands (SA); AVI (SA).
  • MEDIATV: MNET Supersport (SA); Independent Newspapers (SA); Multichoice (Global).
  • TECHNOLOGY: Bosch (Germany); MTC (Namibia); Etisalat (UAE); Nokia (Finland); Oracle (UK); MTN (SA); Microsoft (SA); Ixchange (SA); Emerald Technology (SA).
  • RETAIL: Metro (Germany); Wooltru – Woolworths-Truworths (SA).
  • TRANSPORT: Lufthansa (Germany); Dutch Railways (Netherlands); MAN / VW (Germany).
  • ENERGY: Petronas (Malaysia); Shell (Netherlands/UK); RWE (Germany); BP (SA); Innogy (UK); Engen (SA).
  • HEALTHCARE: NHS (UK); Novo Nordisk (Denmark); J&J (Global); Sandoz (Switzerland); Bayer (Germany); Novartis (Switzerland); Scottish Health Exec (UK); Discovery / AIA (Global); Beiersdorf (SA).
  • FINANCIAL SERVICES: ANZ Bank (Australia); Zurich (UK); ABN AMRO (Netherlands); First Rand (SA); Absa (Africa); Standard Bank (Global); Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore / UK); Woolworths Financial Services (SA).
  • MINING: Anglogold Ashanti (Africa); NamDeb (Namibia); Debswana (Botswana); De Beers (SA / Namibia); Impala Platinum (SA).
  • HOSPITALITY: Marriott / Starwood Hotels (Global); Arabella-Sheraton Group (SA); Sun International (SA).
  • CONSTRUCTION / BUILDING: LafargeHolcim (Switzerland); Fletcher Insulation (Australia); Granbuild (SA); Power Group (SA); NMC (SA).
  • CONSULTING SERVICES: IBM (Global); Performance through Inclusion (UK); Neurozone (SA); Gaiasoft (UK); Aephoria (SA); ICap (SA); IQ Group (SA); IRG (SA).
  • EDUCATION: DukeCE (Global); University of Oxford (UK); University of Toronto (Canada); Cranfield University (UK); HEC Paris (France); Morehouse College (USA); Kellogg Business School (USA); GIBS (SA); University of Stellenbosch (SA); University of Witwatersrand (SA); IMD-RSM (Switzerland-Netherlands); Maastricht University (Netherlands); London Metropolitan University (UK); Ashridge-Hult Business School (UK); Rhodes College (USA); University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (USA); Michigan State University (USA); De Baak (Netherlands).
  • PUBLIC SECTOR: Dutch Police Service (Netherlands); Dubai Government (UAE); Prime Minister's Office (Namibia); CSIR (SA); INSETA (SA).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce (UK), 2009-present
  • Member of the Academy of Management (USA), 1998-present
  • Senior Member of the Community of Science (USA), 2003-present
  • Member of the Africa Academy of Management (AFAM) (USA), 2014-present
  • Member of the International Leadership Association (ILA) (USA), 2019-present
  • Member of the American Psychological Association (USA), 2023-present
  • Member of d&I Leaders (UK), 2023-present
  • Member of the DEI Club (Denmark), 2023-present

INDUSTRY SKILLS

  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training & Facilitation 
  • Leadership Development
  • Management Consulting
  • Change Management
  • Strategy Development
  • Organisational Development
  • Cross-Cultural Work
  • Team Building
  • Coaching
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
  • Lecturing

INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • Emotional Maturity 
  • Networking
  • Team Leadership
  • Management
  • Planning
  • Analysis
  • Storytelling
  • Public Speaking

Editorial & Journal Work

Oct 2022-present, Journal of Tropical Futures: Sustainable Business, Governance & Development (SAGE & James Cook University, Singapore)

Editorial Board Member

 

May 2022-present, specifically for books on ‘Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigenization in Business’ (Palgrave Macmillan-Springer Nature, USA)

Series Editorial Board Member

 

Aug 2020-present, Design Science (Cambridge University Press, UK) (impact factor: 3.19)

Associate Editor

Jul 2018-present, European Management Review (UK) (impact factor: 2.33)

Editorial Board Member

2015-present, Good Governance, Ethics & Leadership (UK)

Editorial Board Member 

2014-present, Africa Journal of Management (USA) (impact factor: 1.61)

Founding Editorial Review Board Member

Jan 2014-Jun 2018, European Management Review (UK) (impact factor: 2.33)

Associate Editor

2008-2019, Annual Review of High-Performance Coaching & Consulting (UK)

Editorial Board Member

2009-2011, Equal Opportunities International (UK), currently published as Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – An International Journal (impact factor: 1.27)

Editorial Board Member

2009-2013, International Journal of Information Systems & Social Change (USA)

Editorial Board Member

2008-2012, South African Journal of Business Management (South Africa) (impact factor: 0.675)

Editorial Board Member

2003-2008, Journal for Convergence (South Africa)

Chief Editor

2022-present, International Journal of Management Reviews (UK) (impact factor: 13.42)

Reviewer

 

2022-present, The Journal of Black Psychology (USA) (impact factor: 3.681)

Reviewer

 

2022-present, Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture (UK) (impact factor: 1.13)

Reviewer

 

2020-present, Frontiers in Psychology (Organizational Psychology) (Switzerland) (impact factor: 2.990)

Reviewer

2020-present, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies (UK) (impact factor: 0.12)

Reviewer

2016-present, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – An International Journal (UK) (impact factor: 1.27)

Reviewer

 

2015-present, South African Journal of Business Management (South Africa) (impact factor: 0.675)

Reviewer

2014-present, Journal of Managerial Psychology (UK) (impact factor: 3.30)

Reviewer

2004-present, Academy of Management Journal (USA) (impact factor: 9.13)

Reviewer

2011-2014, British Journal of Management (UK) (impact factor: 6.10)

Editorial Board Member

2007-2013, Journal of Management Education (USA) (impact factor: 2.08)

Editorial Board Member

Previously, Management Learning (impact factor: 4.18)

Book Reviewer

Previously, Emerald (UK)

Book Reviewer

 

PreviouslyFinancial Times (UK)

Book Reviewer

Academic Experience

1998-present, University of Cape Town (South Africa): Graduate School of Business 

Allan Gray Chair, Director of the Allan Gray Centre for Values-Based Leadership, and Professor of Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion

 

2000-present, University of Oxford (England, UK): Saïd Business School (and previously Templeton College) 

Adjunct Faculty (2019-present), and as an Associate Fellow (2000-2018) 

 

2008-present, Duke University (USA): Duke Corporate Education (Duke CE) 

Faculty Member and Orchestrator

 

2014-2017, London Metropolitan University (UK)

Visiting Professor

 

2004-2016, Ashridge Business School (UK)

Research Fellow

 

2001-2013, Erasmus University (Netherlands): Rotterdam School of Management 

Visiting Professor

 

2008-2008, The Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) (South Africa)

Visiting Professor

 

2004-2007, University of Amsterdam UvA (Netherlands): Faculty of Economics & Econometrics

Visiting Professor

 

2004-2007, De Baak Institute (Netherlands): De Baak 

Guest Lecturer

 

2005-2006, IMD (Switzerland): Partnership Programs with Rotterdam School of Management 

Guest Lecturer

 

2004-2006, University of Witwatersrand (South Africa): Witwatersrand Business School 

Guest Lecturer

 

2006-2006, Stellenbosch University (South Africa): Stellenbosch Business School 

Guest Lecturer

 

2005-2005, Maastricht University (Netherlands): Universiteit Maastricht Business School 

Guest Lecturer

Other teaching experience:

2019-present, University of Cape Town (South Africa) – Leading in a Technical Environment – Engineers, Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment, University of Cape Town

 

2018-present, Rhodes College, Memphis (USA) – Diversity & InclusionSouth African Practice – Psychology Majors, South African Tour

 

2017-present, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (UK) – Values-Based Leadership – Inclusive Business in Africa, Executive MBA South African Module

 

2013-present, HEC Paris (France) – Creating Inclusive Work Environments – Reinventing Business in Emerging Markets, South African Module

 

2019, University of Toronto (Canada) – Diversity & Inclusion – South African Tour

 

2008-2014, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (USA) – Responsible Leadership – One MBA Tour, while visiting South Africa each year

 

2007-2013, Northwestern University, Kellogg Business School (USA) – Leading from One’s Own Story – MBA GIM Tour, while visiting Southern Africa each year

 

2007-2007, Michigan State University (USA) – Leadership Issues in South Africa – Cape Town Entrepreneurship Tour

 

2006-2012, African Leadership Institute (ALI, South Africa) – Leadership; Diversity & Inclusion

 

2000-2003, Anglo Maccauvlei Learning Academy (South Africa) – LeadershipKnowledge Management

 

2000-2001, Kagiso Leadership School (South Africa) – Leadership

 

Non-Academic Experience (Experience in Industry and Business):

Jun 2019-present, Oxford Acuity (Singapore)

Managing Director: Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion Practice

 

Jul 2018-present, bountiXP (Westlake, South Africa)

Shareholder/Director

 

Mar 2017-present, Achievement Awards Group (Westlake, South Africa)

Shareholder/Director (previously only a Non-Executive Director Dec 2007-2017)

Feb 2001-present, LICM Consulting (Constantia, South Africa)

Shareholder/Managing Partner

 

Apr 2006-Jul 2019, Novartis International AG (Basel, Switzerland)

International Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council Member (Chairperson, as of 2010)

 

Jan 2013-Jun 2019, International School of Cape Town (owned by Education Development Trust UK) (Wynberg, South Africa)

Non-Executive Director

 

Jan 2012-Jun 2018, Power Group – Construction & Property Development (Blackheath, South Africa)

Non-Executive Director

 

Feb 2010-Jul 2016, Helderview BMW (Somerset West, South Africa)

Shareholder/Director

 

Aug 2009-Jun 2013, World Economic Forum (WEF) (Geneva, Switzerland)

Global Agenda Council Member (Talent & Diversity)

 

Aug 2010-Jun 2011, Cornerstone Institute of Higher Education (Claremont, South Africa)

Non-Executive Director

 

Jan 2007-Dec 2009, National Health Service (NHS) (London, UK)

Head of the International Advisory Faculty, Pacesetters Programme (Diversity & Inclusion)

 

Oct 2006-Jan 2009, Performance Through Inclusion SA (Plumstead, South Africa)

Director

 

Mar 2003-Dec 2008, Axius Publishing (Journal for Convergence) (Parkwood Jhb, South Africa)

Chief Editor & Advisory Board Member

 

Dec 2003-Apr 2006, Complex Adaptive Systems (Observatory, South Africa)

Owner/Director

 

Feb 1996-Jan 1997, Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT) (Simonstown, South Africa)

Research & Design Engineering Manager (Naval Electronic Systems)

 

Oct 1995-Jan 1996, Eskom: Koeberg Nuclear Power Station (Duynefontein, South Africa)

Computing Engineer in Nuclear Engineering

 

Jan 1995-Sep 1995, Transnet: Spoornet & Metro Rail (Kimberley & Cape Town, South Africa)

Regional Engineering Manager

 

Jul 1989-Feb 1990 & Dec 1988-Mar 1989, Golden Spur & Cincinnati Spur (Newlands & Pinelands)

Restaurant Manager

 

Apr 1989-Jul 1989, Fairmount High School (Grassy Park, South Africa)

High School Teacher (Maths & Science)

 

Oct 1987-Dec 1987, Katz International Corporation (KIC) (Waterfront, South Africa)

Audio-Visual Technician

 

Oct 1986-Sep 1987, Radio Autosonic (Cape Town, South Africa)

Electronic Technician

 

Oct 1986-Sep 1987, SA Naval Dockyard (Simonstown, South Africa)

Electronic Mechanician Artisan & Apprentice

My Publications

Summary (237 total publications)

  • BOOKS: 12
  • BOOK CHAPTERS (Peer-Reviewed): 32
  • ARTICLES/PAPERS (Peer-Reviewed): 88
  • CONFERENCE PAPERS (Peer-Reviewed): 23
  • CASE STUDIES (Peer-Reviewed): 5
  • REPORTS / BOOKS (Non-Peer-Reviewed): 3
  • OP-EDS/CONTEMPORARY MEDIA (Non-Peer-Reviewed): 70
  • THESES / DISSERTAIONS (Peer-Reviewed): 4


BOOKS: 12

  1. April, K., Dharani, B., & April, A. (2023). Lived experiences of exclusion in the workplace: Psychological & behavioural effects. Bingley (UK): Emerald Publishing.
  2. Dharani, B., April, K., & Harvey, K. (2021). The poetic journey of self-leadership: Leadership development along stages of psychological growth. Randburg (SA): KR Publishing.
  3. April, K., & Zolfaghari, B. (Eds.) (2021). Values-driven entrepreneurship and societal impact:Setting the agenda for entrepreneuring across (Southern) Africa. Randburg (SA): KR Publishing.
  4. Daya, P., & April, K.(Eds.) (2021). 12 Lenses into diversity in South Africa. Randburg (SA): KR Publishing.
  5. April, K., Kukard, J., & Peters, B. K. G. (2013). Steward leadership: A maturational perspective. Claremont, Cape Town (SA): UCT Press (Juta and Company Ltd).
  6. April, K., & Shockley, M. (Eds.) (2007). Diversity: New realities in a changing world. Basingstoke, Hampshire (UK): Palgrave Macmillan.
  7. April, K., & Shockley, M. (Eds.) (2007). Diversity in Africa: The coming of age of a continent. Basingstoke, Hampshire (UK): Palgrave Macmillan.
  8. Gorelick, C., Milton, N., & April, K. (2004). Performance through learning: Knowledge management in practice. Burlington, MA (USA): Elsevier Butterworth-Heinemann.
  9. April, K., & Ahmadi-Izadi, F. (2004). Knowledge management praxis. Kenwyn, Cape Town (SA): Juta Academic.
  10. April, K., Macdonald, R., & Vriesendorp, S. (2000). Rethinking leadershipKenwyn, Cape Town (SA): Juta Academic (University of Cape Town Press).
  11. April, K., & Cradock, J. (2000). or b e@ten: E-business redefining the corporate landscape in South Africa. Durban (SA): Butterworths Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
  12. April, K. (2000). Knowledge management handbook. Johannesburg (SA): Kagiso (internal book only; no for public consumption)

BOOK CHAPTERS (PEER-REVIEWED): 32

  1. Sihela, J., & April, K. (2024 forthcoming). Decolonising DEI knowledge and practices in Africa: Embracing the Bantu-Kongo concept of Mbongi. In C. Erbil, & M. F. Özbilgin (Eds.), Handbook of research on global diversity management (pp. tba). London, UK: Edward Elgar.
  2. April, K. (2024 forthcoming). Self-care and compassion enablers and stumbling blocks: The personal costs within the context of capitalism. In C. Yalkin, & M. F. Özbilgin (Eds.), Care and compassion in capitalism (pp. tba), Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing.
  3. April, K., & Forster, D. (2024). Spirituality, religion, diversity, equity & inclusion. In M. H. Carrim, & L. Moolman (Eds.), Managing diversity in the South African workplace (2nd ed., pp. 113-140). Pretoria, SA: Van Schaik Publishers.
  4. April, K. (2024). Precarious work in the gig economy: Diversity, race & indigeneity lenses. In E. Meliou, J. Vassilopoulou, & M. F. Özbilgin (Eds.), Diversity and precarious work during socio-economic upheaval: Exploring the missing link (pp. 137-162). London, UK: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108933070.008
  5. April, K. (2023). Leader growth and development: Authenticity enablers and stumbling blocks. In J. Marques (Ed.), The Palgrave handbook of fulfillment, wellness, and personal growth at work (pp. 589-606). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-35494-6_31.
  6. Kamasak, R., Özbilgin, M. F., April, K., Yavuz Sercekman, M., & Vassilopoulou, J. (2023). ‘We can’t go back to normal’: Global value chain approach to diversity management in multinational enterprises. In C. Maheshkar, & V. Sharma (Eds.), Handbook of research on cross-cultural business and management (pp. 229-263). Wilmington, Delaware, USA: Vernon Press.
  7. Dharani, B., & April, K. (2022). Understanding and reformulating mental models. In J. Marques (Ed.), Innovative leadership in times of compelling changes (pp. 155-169). Switzerland: Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-67258-4.
  8. Dharani, B., & April, K. (2022). Inclusive leadership in an increasingly diversified world. In J. Marques (Ed.), Innovative leadership in times of compelling changes (pp. 33-48). Switzerland: Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-67258-4.
  9. April, K. (2022). The new diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) realities and challenges. In P. Norman (Ed.), HR: The new agenda (pp. 119-132). Randburg, SA: KR Publishing.
  10. April, K., & Dharani, B. (2021). Diversity and entrepreneurship in South Africa: Intersections and purposive collaboration. In K. April, & B. Zolfaghari (Eds.), Values-driven entrepreneurship and societal impactSetting the agenda for entrepreneuring across (Southern) Africa (pp. 241-254). Randburg, SA: KR Publishing.
  11. Dharani, B., & April, K. (2021). Locus of control and the happy entrepreneur. In K. April, & B. Zolfaghari (Eds.), Values-driven entrepreneurship and societal impactSetting the agenda for entrepreneuring across (Southern) Africa (pp. 199-205). Randburg, SA: KR Publishing.
  12. April, K., & Zolfaghari, B. (2021). Africaneurs of Sub-Saharan Africa. In K. April, & B. Zolfaghari (Eds.), Values-driven entrepreneurship and societal impactSetting the agenda for entrepreneuring across (Southern) Africa (pp. 269-275). Randburg, SA: KR Publishing.
  13. April, K. (2021). The narratives of racism in South Africa. In P. Daya., & K. April (Eds.), 12 Lenses into diversity in South Africa (pp. 11-31). Randburg, SA: KR Publishing.
  14. April, K., & Daya, P. (2021). Connecting the dots in a diverse South Africa. In P. Daya & K. April (Eds.), 12 Lenses into diversity in South Africa (pp. 195-202). Randburg, SA: KR Publishing.
  15. April, K., & Forster, D. (2020). Religion and diversity management in the Southern African context. In M. H. Carrim, & L. Moolman (Eds.), Managing diversity in the South African workplace (pp. 123-142). Pretoria, SA: Van Schaik Publishers.
  16. April, K., & Syed, J. (2020). Belonging: Race, intersectionality and exclusion. In J. Syed, & M. Özbilgin (Eds.), Managing diversity and inclusion: An international perspective (2nd edition, pp. 142-193). London, UK: SAGE Publications Ltd.
  17. April, K., Makgoba, T., & Forster, D. A. (2018). Spirituality and workplace diversity practices in Africa. In J. Syed, A. Klarsfeld, F. W. Ngunjiri, & C. E. J. Härtel (Eds.), Religious diversity in the workplace (pp. 223-263). London, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  18. Daya, P., & April, K. (2017). Practical considerations for the management of diversity and inclusion in an emerging market context: A South African case study. In M. Özbilgin & J-F. Chanlat (Eds.), Management and diversityPerspectives from different national contexts (pp. 191-225). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited.
  19. Vassilopoulou, J., Da Rocha, J. P., April, K., Kyriakidou, O., & Özbilgin, M. (2016). Does the ongoing global economic crisis put diversity gains at risk? Diversity management during hard times: International examples from the USA, South Africa and Greece. In Prescott, J. (Ed.), Handbook of research on race, gender, and the fight for equality (pp. 424-452). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.
  20. April, K., & Syed, J. (2015). Race and ethnicity at work. In M. Özbilgin, & J. Syed (Eds.), Managing diversity and inclusion (pp. 134-176). London, UK: SAGE Publications Ltd.
  21. Tatli, A., Berry, D., Ipek, G., & April, K.(2014). Self-initiated expatriation: Case study lessons from Africa and the United States. In M. Özbilgin, D. Groutsis, & W. Harvey (Eds.), International human resource management (pp. 214-235). Victoria, Australia: Cambridge University Press.
  22. Vassilopoulou, J., Da Rocha, J. P., Seierstad, C., April, K., & Özbilgin, M. (2013). International diversity management: Examples from the USA, South Africa and Norway. In B. Christiansen, E. Turkina, & N. Williams (Eds.), Cultural and technological influences on global business (pp. 14-28). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.
  23. April, K., Peters, B. K. G., Locke, K., & Mlambo, C. (2011). Leading ethically: What helps and what hinders. In C. Millar, & E. Poole (Eds.), Ethical leadership: Global challenges and perspectives (pp.165-186). Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.cv org/10.1057/9780230299061_10.
  24. April, K. A., & Peters, B. K. G. (2011). Communal versus individual modalities of work: A South African investigation. In R. F. Littrell, & P. S. Nel (Eds.), Leadership & management studies in Sub-Sahara Africa Volumes II and III (pp. 51-99), San Diego, CA, USA: University Readers.
  25. April, K., & Blass, E. (2010). Ethical leadership required to lead a diverse Europe. In W. Matiaske, S. Costa, & H. Brunkhorst (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives on justice (pp. 183-201). München, Mering, Germany: Rainer Hampp Verlag.
  26. April, K., & Smit, E. (2010). Diverse discretionary effort in workplace networks: Serving self over community in China. In J. Syed, & M. F. Özbilgin (Eds.), Managing cultural diversity in Asia: A research companion (pp. 73-109). Cheltenham, UK:  Edward Elgar Press.
  27. April, K., & April, A. (2009). Reactions to discrimination: Exclusive identity of foreign workers in South Africa. In M. F. Özbilgin (Ed.), Equality, diversity and inclusion at work: A research companion (pp. 216-228). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Press.
  28. April, K., & April, A. (2007). Responsible leadership ethics. In K. April, & M. Shockley (Eds.), Diversity: New realities in a changing world (pp. 276-293). Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  29. Peters, K., April, K., Shockley, M., & Dhamija, V. (2007). Diversity & corporate governance. In K. April, & M. Shockley (Eds.), Diversity: New realities in a changing world (pp. 196-213). Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  30. April, K., (2007). Consequences of new realities. In K. April, & M. Shockley (Eds.), Diversity: New realities in a changing world (pp. 357-371). Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.
  31. Theimann, N., & April, K. (2007). Cave canem! The art (or science?) of Western management in an African context. In K. April, & M. Shockley (Eds.), Diversity in Africa: The coming of age of a continent (pp. 10-34). Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK:  Palgrave Macmillan.
  32. Potgieter, A., April, K., & Bishop, J. (2005). Complex adaptive enterprises. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of information science and technology: Volume 1 (pp. 475-480). Hershey, PA, USA: Idea Group.

ARTICLES / PAPERS (PEER-REVIEWED): 88

  1. Taala, M., Daya, P. & April, K. (2023). Perceptions of retentions & resignations among race groups: An ‘inclusive’ company case study. Effective Executive26(4), 46-87.
  2. April, K. (2023). AI-induced solidarity economy: The need for stewardship orientation. Effective Executive26(3), 30-45.
  3. Syster, C., Daya, P., & April, K. (2023). Factors affecting marginalization and discrimination of women in senior leadership: An exploration of the manufacturing industry in South Africa. Effective Executive26(2), 24-51.
  4. Rapiya, A., April, K., & Daya, P. (2023). Leader identity dissonance: Spirituality challenges of black African professionals in the workplace. Effective Executive26(1), 45-89.
  5. Reimers, D., & April, K. (2022). An intersectional approach beyond race and gender: Women in the SA architectural profession. Effective Executive25(4), 50-96.
  6. Miyen, L., & April, K. (2022). Simultaneous systems of disadvantage: Women as technical managers in mining. Effective Executive25(3), 41-77.
  7. Gono, T., & April, K. (2022). Adaptive leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic. Effective Executive25(2), 46-79.
  8. Pillay, J., & April, K. (2022). Developing leadership maturity: Ego development and personality coaching. Effective Executive25(1), 40-73.
  9. Dharani, B., Guntern, S., & April, K. (2022). Perception differences in burnout: A study of Swiss-German managers and subordinates. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 64(4), 320-330 (impact factor 2.162). https://doi.org/10.1097/JOM.0000000000002425.
  10. Dharani, B., & April, K. (2022). Investigating happiness at work along the organizational life cycle: Moderating role of locus of control. Problems and Perspectives in Management20(1), 216-228 (impact factor 1.27). https://dx.doi.org/10.21511/ppm.20(1).2022.19.
  11. Swart-Opperman, C., Dharani, B., & April, K. (2022). The impact of emotional experiences of innovation champions on innovation outcomes. Journal of Innovation Management9(4), 98-126. https://doi.org/10.24840/2183-0606_009.004_0006.
  12. Zietsman, D., & April, K. (2021). Homosocial reproduction: The lived workplace experiences of diverse millennial women. Effective Executive24(4), 37-61.
  13. Zietsman, D., & April, K. (2021). Experiences that cause diverse millennial women to resign from organizations. Effective Executive24(3), 39-64.
  14. Dharani, B., Giannaros, M., & April, K. (2021). Alleviating state boredom through search for meaning and affirmation of workplace heroes. Management Research Review44(9), 1298-1319 (impact factor: 1.68). https://doi.org/10.1108/MRR-08-2020-0490.
  15. Myeza, A., & April, K. (2021). Atypical black leader emergence: South African self-perceptions. Frontiers in Psychology12(626473), 1-21 (impact factor: 2.067). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.626473.
  16. Madonko, N. & April, K. A. (2020). The effectiveness of leaders in communicating organizational values. Effective Executive23(4), 22-38.
  17. Dharani, B., Vergo, O., & April, K. (2020). An intersectional approach to hegemonic masculinity and internal hegemony: A thematic analysis in South African men. Journal of Gender Studies, 30(3)329-343 (impact factor: 1.585). https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2020.1852918.
  18. Kantor, L., April, K., & Nilsson, W. (2020). The transformative leadership capacities of mindfulness. Effective Executive23(3), 27-64.
  19. Koshy, G., April, K., & Dharani, B. (2020). Intuition and decision-making: Business and sports leaders. Effective Executive23(2), 31-65.
  20. Train, K. J., & April, K. (2020). Compassion capability in resource limited organizations in South Africa. Africa Journal of Management6(1), 6-23 (impact factor: 1.8). https://doi.org/10.1080/23322373.2020.1717284.
  21. Zhou, Y., & April, K.(2020). BRICS workplace comparisons: Influence of Chinese and South African cultural orientations. Effective Executive23(1), 40-55.
  22. April, K., & Sikatali, N. (2019). Personal- and interpersonal assertion of female leaders in skilled technical roles. Effective Executive22(4), 33-58.
  23. April, K., & Chimenya, G. (2019). Leader sensemaking in times of crises. Effective Executive22(3), 14-41.
  24. April, K., & Dalwai, A. (2019). Leadership styles required to lead digital transformation. Effective Executive22(2), 14-45.
  25. Cassuto, P., & April, K. (2019). Non-racial identities of South African born-frees: Implications for HR management. Effective Executive22(1), 38-77.
  26. Swart-Opperman, C., & April, K. A. (2018). Innovation team composition: The enabling role of the individual emotive outlook. African Journal of Business Management12(12), 357-371 (impact factor: 1.105). https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM2018.8547.
  27. April, K. A., & Pillay, G. (2018). Stress and self-care of SMME owners. Effective Executive21(3), 38-63.
  28. April, K. A., & Singh, K. (2018). Empowered powerlessness in production environments. Effective Executive21(2), 20-50.
  29. April, K., & Josias, A. (2017). Diasporic double consciousness, créolite and identity of Coloured professionals in South Africa. Effective Executive20(4), 31-61.
  30. April, K. A., & Wyndham Quin, L. (2017). Resources for women’s resilience: A study of non-profit volunteers in Africa. Effective Executive20(3), 31-62.
  31. April, K., & Schörder, C. (2017). Authentic leadership – Personal values: Impediments & enhancers Effective Executive20(2), 31-65.
  32. April, K., & Tape, A. (2017). Emerging market stakeholder impact of pharmaceutical drug patent expiration. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review13(1), 34-45.
  33. Avenant, P. S. G., April, K. A., & Peters, B. K. G. (2016). Power relations & complex organisational development. International Journal of Complexity in Leadership and Management3(3), 218-243.
  34. Elsass, P., Park, J., Adkins, C., & April, K. (2016). Behavioral ethics: Exploring the global landscape in ethics education. Journal of Management Education40(2), 220-222 (impact factor: 2.2). https://doi.org/10.1177/1052562916629453.
  35. April, K., Beall, C., & Peters, B. K. G. (2015). Understanding leadership through the arts. Effective Executive18(4), 18-39.
  36. Swart-Opperman, C., & April, K. (2015). Individual emotive outlook profiles: Successful and unsuccessful innovative Namibian teams. Effective Executive18(3), 31-61.
  37. Al-Ariss, A., Özbilgin, M., Tatli, A., & April, K. (2014). Tackling whiteness in organizations and management. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 29(4), 362-269 (impact factor: 4.280).  https://doi.org/10.1108/JMP-10-2013-0331.
  38. Makgoba, T., April, K., & Al Ariss, A. (2014). Understanding spirituality at work, organizations and in management. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review10(2), 41-52.
  39. Daya, P., & April, K. (2014). The relationship between demographic groups and perception of inclusion in a South African organisation. The South African Journal of Business Management, 45(2), 25-34 (impact factor: 0.675). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v45i2.122.
  40. Phiri, S., & April, K. (2014). Values: Self-reports of lived congruency. Effective Executive, 17(2), 20-39.
  41. April, K., Loubser, J., Özbilgin, M., & Al-Ariss, A. (2013). Managing diversity in higher education: Understanding and tackling ethnic stratification in social comfort. South African Journal of Higher Education27(5), 1164-1180 (impact factor: 0.39). https://doi.org/10.20853/27-5-289.
  42. Train, K., & April, K. (2013). Compassion in organizations: Cause for concern or distress. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review9(3), 25-41.
  43. Maharaj, N., & April, K. (2013). The power of self-love in the evolution of leadership and employee engagement. Problems and Perspectives in Management11(4), 120-132 (impact factor: 1.27). https://www.businessperspectives.org/index.php/journals/problems-and-perspectives-in-management/issue-40/the-power-of-self-love-in-the-evolution-of-leadership-and-employee-engagement.
  44. April, K., & Soomar, Z. (2013). Female breadwinners: Resultant guilt and shame. Effective Executive, 16(4), 32-47.
  45. Sharma, V., & April, K. (2013). Ethnicity & identity creation: Africa’s social work-role lessons from the past. Effective Executive16(2), 51-61.
  46. Hamman, R., & April, K. (2013). On the role and capabilities of collaborative intermediary organisations in urban sustainability transitions. Journal of Cleaner Production50, 12-21 (impact factor: 9.297). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2012.11.017.
  47. Mutowo, M., & April, K. (2012). A path dependency investigation into the sources of sustainable competitive advantage of the University of Rhodesia, 1945-1980: The influence of initial conditions. International Journal of Management Research and Business Strategy, 1(1), 138-166.
  48. April, K. A., Goebel, K.M.J., Blass, E., & Foster-Pedley, J. (2012). Developing decision-making skill: Experiential learning in computer games. International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change3(4), 1-17.
  49. Warner, R., & April, K. (2012). Building personal resilience at work. Effective Executive15(4), 53-68.
  50. April, K.A., Dharani, B., & Peters, B. K. G. (2012). Impact of locus of control expectancy on level of well-being. Review of European Studies4(2), 124-137 (impact factor: 0.79). https://doi.org/10.5539/res.v4n2p124.
  51. Stocks, A., April, K. A., & Lynton, N. (2012). Locus of control and subjective well-being: A cross-cultural study in China and Southern Africa. Problems and Perspectives in Management10(1), 17-25 (impact factor: 1.27). https://www.businessperspectives.org/index.php/journals/problems-and-perspectives-in-management/issue-36/locus-of-control-and-subjective-well-being-a-cross-cultural-study.
  52. April, K., Lifson, D., & Noakes, T. (2012). Emotional intelligence of elite sports leaders & elite business leaders. International Journal of Business and Commerce1(5), 82-115.
  53. April, K., Ephraim, N., & Peters, B. K. G. (2012). Diversity management in South Africa: Inclusion, identity, intention, power and expectations. African Journal of Business Management6(4), 1749-1759 (impact factor: 1.105). https://doi.org/10.5897/AJBM11.1184
  54. Lombard, L., April, K., & Peters, B. K. G. (2012). Sustainability & authentic leadership: Stumbling blocks and enablers. Crown Research in Education2(2), 74-84.
  55. Lynton, N., & April, K. (2012). Connected but not alike: Cross-cultural comparison of Generation Y in China and South Africa. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review8(1), 67-80.
  56. April, K., Loubser, J., & Peters, B. K. G. (2012). Intergroup behaviour: South African Gen Y. Effective Executive15(2), 8-40.
  57. April, K. A., & Peters, B. K. G. (2011). Communal vs. individual modalities of work: A South African perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Business and Management2(1), 5-36 (impact factor: 2.4).
  58. April, K., Dharani, B., & Peters, B. K. G. (2011). Leader career success & locus of control expectancy. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review7(3), 28-40.
  59. April, K., Vermeulen, P., & Blass, E. (2010). Leadership competence & identity: The role of formative, situated experiences. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review6(4), 50-67.
  60. April, K., Riabtsev, K., & Peters, B. K. G. (2010). Leadership capabilities, management selection: Game theoretic modelling. Problems and Perspectives in Management8(4), 207-218 (impact factor: 1.27). https://www.businessperspectives.org/index.php/journals/problems-and-perspectives-in-management/issue-4-cont/leadership-capabilities-management-selection-game-theoretic-modelling.
  61. April, K., Peters, B. K. G., Locke, K., & Mlambo, C. (2010). Ethics and leadership: Enablers and stumbling blocks. Journal of Public AffairsAn International Journal10(3), 152-172 (impact factor: 1.08). https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.360.
  62. April, K., & Mooketsi, B. (2010). Dealing with guilt and shame after breaking the glass ceiling. Effective Executive13(8), 68-86.
  63. April, K., & Blass, E. (2010). Measuring diversity practice and developing inclusion. Dimensions, 1(1), 59-66.
  64. April, K., & Ephraim, N. (2010). Four-step process to implement African leadership. Effective Executive, 13(1), 42-57.
  65. April, K., Peter, B. K. G., & Allison, C. N. (2010). Stewardship as leadership. Effective Executive13(2), 52-69.
  66. Peter, C., de Lange, W., Musango, J. K., April, K., & Potgieter, A. (2009). Employing Baysian modelling to climate change effects on biofuel production. Climate Research40, 249-260 (impact factor: 1.954). https://doi.org/10.3354/cr00833.
  67. April, K., April, A., & Blass, E. (2009). Ethical leadership required to lead Europe beyond instrumental rationality. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review5(3), 1-15.
  68. Potgieter, A., April, K.A., Cooke, R. J. E., & Osunmakinde, I.O. (2009). Temporality in link prediction: Understanding social complexity. Emergence: Complexity & Organization (E: CO)11(1), 69-83 (impact factor: 0.33). https://doi.org/10.emerg/10.17357.f36e83dae14bc5abbd0b2453db79571c.
  69. April, K., Shockley, M., & Peters, B. K. G. (2009). IT and social complexity: Complementary resource combinations in the South African assurance industry. Problems and Perspectives in Management7(1), 86-98 (impact factor: 1.27). https://www.businessperspectives.org/index.php/journals/problems-and-perspectives-in-management/issue-24/it-and-social-complexity-complementary-resource-combinations-in-the-south-african-assurance-industry.
  70. April, K., Katoma, V., & Peters, B. K. G. (2009). Critical effort and leadership in specialised virtual networks. Annual Review of High-Performance Coaching and Consulting1(1), 187-215.
  71. April, K., & Katoma, V. (2008). Discretionary effort: Can we really account for performance surge. KMPro Journal5(2), 14-31.
  72. Blass, E., & April, K. (2008). Developing talent for tomorrow. Develop4(1), 48-58.
  73. April, K., Dreyer, S., & Blass, E. (2007). Gender impediments to the South African boardroom. South African Journal of Labour Relations31(2), 51-67. https://journals.co.za/doi/10.10520/EJC59609.
  74. April, K., & April, A. (2007). Growing leaders in emergent markets: Leadership enhancement in the new South Africa. Journal of Management Education31(2), 214-244 (impact factor: 2.08). https://doi.org/10.1177/1052562906297595.
  75. April, K., & Dreyer, S. (2007). Gender unplugged in the SA executive boardroom: The paradigm shift. Effective Executive, December, Ref No.: 03M-2007-12-11-01, 62-77.
  76. April, K., & Bessa, J. (2006). A critique of the strategic competitive intelligence process within a global energy multinational. Problems & Perspectives in Management4(2), 86-99 (impact factor: 1.27). https://www.businessperspectives.org/index.php/journals/problems-and-perspectives-in-management/issue-10/a-critique-of-the-strategic-competitive-intelligence-process-within-a-global-energy-multinational.
  77. Potgieter, A., April, K. A., Cooke, R. J. E., & Lockett, M. (2006). Adaptive Bayesian agents: Enabling distributed social networks. South African Journal of Business Management37(1), 41-55 (impact factor: 0.675). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v37i1.597.
  78. Mendelek-Theimann, N., April, K., & Blass, E. (2006). Context tension: Cultural influences on leadership and management practice. Reflections7(4), 38-51.
  79. April, K., April, A., & Wabbels, H. (2006). Growth through unlearning. Develop, 3, 78-81.
  80. Gorelick, C., & April, K. (2004). BP case study: KM team structuration and sense-making (Part II). South African Journal of Business Management35(2), 15-24 (impact factor: 0.675). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v35i2.653.
  81. Gorelick, C., & April, K. (2004). BP case study: KM team structuration and sense-making (Part I). South African Journal of Business Management35(1), 1-16 (impact factor: 0.675). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v35i1.647.
  82. April, K. A., Bosma, P., & Deglon, D. (2003). Intellectual capital (IC) measurement and reporting: Establishing a practice in SA mining. Journal of Intellectual Capital4(2), 165-180 (impact factor: 7.24). https://doi.org/10.1108/14691930310472794.
  83. April, K. (2002). Guidelines for developing a k-strategy (knowledge management strategy). Journal of Knowledge Management6(5), 445-456 (impact factor: 9.41). https://doi.org/10.1108/13673270210450405.
  84. April, K., & Hill, S. (2000). The uncertainty and ambiguity of leadership in the 21stcentury. South African Journal of Business Management31(2), 45-52 (impact factor: 0.675). https://doi.org/10.4102/sajbm.v31i2.733.
  85. April, K. A., (1999). Leading through communication, conversation and dialogue. The Leadership & Organizational Development Journal20(5), 231-241 (impact factor: 3.575). https://doi.org/10.1108/01437739910287108.
  86. April, K. (1997). Asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL): A technology focus and forecast. Elektron: Journal of the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers, 23-26. (this paper won the SA Telecommunications Award for ‘Best Research Article for 1997’ in its category).
  87. April, K. (1995). Calibration using an instrumentation amplifier. Elektron: Journal of the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers, 54-55.
  88. April, K. (1995). A cost-effective, accurate and versatile PC-interface card. Elektron: Journal of the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers, October, 5-7. (this paper won the ‘Best Research Article for 1995 Award’).

CONFERENCE PAPERS & PROCEEDINGS (PEER-REVIEWED): 23

  1. Sihela, J., & April, K. (2023). Anticolonial solidarity and decolonial social leadership: African-centered strategies for reparation, restitution, and decolonial healing of black employees and communities. Gender, Work & Organization (GWO) Hybrid Conference (‘Marginalised gender identities: How can intellectual activism transform work and organization). Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa, 28th-30th June 2023.
  2. Sihela, J., & April, K. (2022). Decolonial disruptions to enable organizational racial equality. 15th Equality Diversity Inclusion (EDI) Conference (‘Disruption’). University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa, 22nd-24th July 2022.
  3. Sihela, J., & April, K. (2022). Invoking Biko in management and organisation studies (MOS): Advancing black consciousness as decolonial praxis to counter workspace anti-black racism, coloniality and white supremacy. Gender, Work and Organisation (GWO) Conference (‘A decolonial view beyond the borders’). Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia, 22nd-24th June 2022.
  4. Daya, P., Hinton, F., Schiff, R., & April, K. (2020). The journey to conscious engagement. WBM Human Resources Management International Conference (Online, asynchronous). United States of America, 3rd October 2020.
  5. Swart-Opperman, C., & April, K. (2017). Emotive outlook: The x-factor for innovation implementation teams. Mixed Methods International Research Association (‘South Africa conference: Applying mixed methods to move disciplines forward’). University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa, 30th August-1st September 2017.
  6. Swart-Opperman, C., & April, K. (2017). The impact of innovation champions on successful innovation outcomes in Africa: A critical review. Namibia University of Science and Technology Research Day, 21st November 2017.
  7. Swart-Opperman, C., & April, K. (2015). Understanding innovation & emotive outlook of knowledge teams in Namibia. Ashridge International Research Conference 4 (‘Leadership, management and innovation in professional and knowledge intensive organisations: People and process challenges in the global knowledge economy’). Ashridge Business School, UK, 12th-14th June 2015.
  8. Maharaj, N., & April, K. (2013). Self-love & leadership: Tapping the heart of employee engagement. Ashridge International Research Conference 3 (‘Multigenerational Challenges: Integrating Younger and Older Ages in Managing the Organisation’). Ashridge Business School, England, UK, 19th-20th July 2013.
  9. Lombard, L., April, K. A., & Peters, B. K. G. (2011). Achieving authentic, sustainable leadership. AshridgeInternational Research Conference (‘The sustainability challenge: Organisational change and transformational vision’). Ashridge Business School, England, UK, 10th-12th June 2011.
  10. April, K., & Peters, B. K. G. (2010). South African leadership work-modes: An empirical workplace investigation. Leadership and Management Studies in Sub-Sahara Africa.University of Cape Town, South Africa, 22nd-24th November.
  11. April, K. A. (2007). Leading responsibly through compassion. Ashridge International Research Conference. Ashridge Business School, England, UK, 27th July 2007.
  12. April, K., & Ephraim, N. (2006). Implementing African leadership: An empirical basis to move beyond theory. 1stInternational Conference on Values-Based Leadership, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 14th-16th March.
  13. April, K., & Shockley, M. (2005). Social complexity: An integrating catalyst for complementary resource combinations in the South African assurance industry. 4thInternational Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 4th-6th July.
  14. Potgieter, A., April, K., & Cooke, R. (2005). Using Bayesian agents to enable distributed network knowledge: A critique. 4thInternational Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 4th-6thJuly.
  15. Vermeulen, P., April, K., & Lhermitte, G. (2005). Leadership competence: A socially networked process. 4thInternational Critical Management Studies Conference, University of Cambridge, UK, 4th-6th July.
  16. Gorelick, C., & April, K. (2001). Toward an understanding of organizational learning and knowledge management: A case study of structuration and sensemaking in British Petroleum’s knowledge management team. 4th International Conference on Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management: New Directions, University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1st-5th June, 1-20.
  17. April, K. (2001). Knowledge management strategy: A theoretical framework. UNICOM Proceedings, 2, London, United Kingdom, 16th May.
  18. April, K., de Smet, A., Dunford, R., Geigle, S., Gorelick, C., & Jenefsky, R. F. (2001). Models of consulting & consulting projects. Academy of Management: Management Consulting Division, Professional Development Workshops, Washington DC, USA, 3rd-5thAugust.
  19. April, K., de Smet, A., Dunford, R., Geigle, S., Gorelick, C., & Jenefsky, R. F. (2001). Phases of consulting projects. Academy of Management: Management Consulting Division, Professional Development Workshops, Washington DC, USA, 3rd– 5thAugust.
  20. April, K., de Smet, A., Dunford, R., Geigle, S., Gorelick, C., & Jenefsky, R. F. (2001). Deliverables and reports. Academy of Management: Management Consulting Division, Professional Development Workshops, Washington DC, USA, 3rd-5th August.
  21. April, K., Harvey, M-L., & Reardon, D. (2001). Women in higher education. International Management Theory at Work Conference, Lancaster University, UK, September.
  22. April, K., & Spangler, A. (2000). Knowledge management in multinational corporations within South Africa. International Management Theory at Work Conference, Lancaster University, UK, September.
  23. April, K. (2000). Guidelines for management education in South Africa. 2nd International Lancaster-Cambridge Conference: Emergent Fields in Management Connecting Learning and Critique, Lancaster University, UK, 19th-21st July, 1-24.

CASE STUDIES (PEER-REVIEWED): 5

  1. Cairns, P., Boyd, S., & April, K. (2021). TEACHING NOTE: The road less travelled:A Zimbabwean leadership dilemma, The Case Writing Centre, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, ISSN: 2633-8505. https://doi.org/10.1108/CASEUCT-2021-000003.
  2. Mpherwane, M., April, K., & Barnardo, C. (2019). The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC): Powerless but accountable leadership for former GCEO, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies, ISSN: 2045-0621. URL: https://doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-06-2019-0161.
  3. Janse van Rensburg, H., & April, K. (2019). The Sorbet way: Scooping up success through servant leadership, In SAGE Business Cases. SAGE Publications, Ltd., https://www.doi.org/10.4135/9781526474636.
  4. Hargarter, A., & April, K. (2007). First National Bank: Inspirational leadership in a South African context, European Case Clearing House, Case Study Reference No. 407-048-1, 54 pages, https://www.thecasecentre.org/main/products/view?id=73999.
  5. April, K., Mulder, W., & Simpson, R. (2001). DoCoMo’s i-modeStrategies for success, European Case Clearing House, Case Reference No. 501-050-1, 45 pages, https://www.thecasecentre.org/main/products/view?id=22088.

REPORTS / BOOKS (NON-PEER-REVIEWED): 3

  1. Aiken, D., April, K., Booysen, L., Essed, P., Kelly, C., Nkomo, S., Soudien, C., Steyn, M., & Swafo, I. (2010). Being different togetherCase studies on diversity interventions in some South African organisations. M. Steyn (Ed.). Intercultural and Diversity Studies of Southern Africa (iNCUDISA). Cape Town: University of Cape Town Press, 1-236. ISBN: 978-0-620-49382-6.
  2. April, K., Arruda, C., Artiles, M. C., Barry, S., Bindra, J. S., Cabrera, A., Carlson Nelson, M., Casey, C., Garret-Cox, K., Garton Ash, T., Goerke, P., Hastings, M., Gratton, L., Holzer, H., Kelly, K., Sakamoto, T., Seshadri, P., & Thomas, D. A. (2009). Recommendations on creating and managing inclusive workforces. World Economic Forum: Special Global Agenda Council on Talent and Diversity, October 2009, 1-26.
  3. Brown, H., Kunene, P., Rouse, C., April, K., Berman, S., & Potgieter, A. (2003). Developing a basis for knowledge management:A Bayesian network approach (Unpublished Working Paper, Department of Computer Science and Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, Technical Report Number: CS03-14-00, 1-6).

OP EDS / CONTEMPORARY MEDIA (NON-PEER-REVIEWED): 70

  1. April, K. (2022). Addressing the lack of JEDI in the workplace. GSB Ideas Exchange, 10th February 2022, https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/ideas-exchange/leadership-and-ethics/beating-the-bbbee-backlash-to-right-the-wrongs-of-the-past.
  2. April, K. (2022). Here’s why black millennial women are leaving your organisation. GSB Ideas Exchange, 8th February 2022, https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/ideas-exchange/leadership-and-ethics/heres-why-black-millennial-women-are-leaving-your-organisation.
  3. April, K. (2022). May the workforce be with you: Bring on the JEDI to beat the B-BBEE backlash and right the wrongs of the past. Daily Maverick, 9th February 2022. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2022-02-09-may-the-workforce-be-with-you-bring-on-the-jedi-to-beat-the-b-bbee-backlash-and-right-the-wrongs-of-the-past/.
  4. April, K. (2021). Move over extroverts and introverts – today’s organisations need ambivert managers and leaders. Daily Maverick, 29th June 2021. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2021-06-29-move-over-extroverts-and-introverts-todays-organisations-need-ambivert-managers-and-leaders/.
  5. Kantor, L., April, K., & Nilsson, W. (2021). Making space for Buddha in the boardroom. The Conversationhttps://theconversation.com/making-space-for-buddha-in-the-boardroom-158885.
  6. April, K. (2021). Social justice in South Africa is as much business’ crisis as it is government’s. GSB Ideas Exchange, 29th March 2021, https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/ideas-exchange/emerging-market-business/social-justice-in-sa-is-business-crisis.
  7. April, K. (2020). Women transformational leaders are a beacon of hope. News24, 8th August 2020. https://www.news24.com/news24/columnists/guestcolumn/opinion-women-transformational-leaders-are-a-beacon-of-hope-20200808.
  8. April, K., Singh, K., Klapsia, T. J. (2020). What should companies be doing to ensure that they can manage employee well-being? GSB Ideas Exchange,29th July 2020, https://www.gsb.uct.ac.za/ideas-exchange/management-fundamentals/what-should-companies-be-doing-to-ensure-they-can-manage-employee-well-being.
  9. April, K., & Makgoba, T. (2020). South Africa needs leaders who are willing to step out of their comfort zones. Daily Maverick, 13thJuly 2020. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2020-07-13-south-africa-needs-leaders-who-are-willing-to-step-out-of-their-comfort-zones.
  10. April, K. (2020). Cometh the hour, cometh the man: Cyril Ramaphosa rises to the occasion. Daily Maverick, 1st April 2020. https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-04-01-cometh-the-hour-cometh-the-man-cyril-ramaphosa-rises-to-the-occasion.
  11. April, K., & Dharani, B. (2020). Inclusion boosts the bottom line. Mail & Guardian, 27thMarch 2020, p.21. https://mg.co.za/article/2020-03-26-inclusion-boosts-the-bottom-line/.
  12. April, K. (2020). Great leaders are made in times of crises: Who will step up? GSB Ideas Exchange, 26th March 2020. https://gsb.uct.ac.za/ideas-exchange/covid-10/great-leaders-times-of-crises.
  13. April, K., & Dalwai, A. (2019). Technology refashions leadership in financial services sector, Cover, 1stSeptember 2019.
  14. April, K., & Dalwai, A. (2019). Wealth managers grapple with an unknown future. Business Day, 1stAugust 2019. https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2019-08-01-wealth-managers-grappling-with-an-unknown-future.
  15. April, K. (2019). SA youth seek and have fluid identities, Mail & Guardian, 31st May 2019, https://mg.co.za/article/2019-05-31-00-sa-youth-seek-and-have-fluid-identities.
  16. April, K. (2019). The six crucial elements of values-based leadership. Lexus Thought Leadership: Lexus Life, May 2019, 2.
  17. April, K. (2019). Coloured professionals have a harder time succeeding in senior management roles. Cape Argus, 13th March 2019. https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/opinion/coloured-professionals-have-a-harder-time-succeeding-in-senior-management-roles-19853799.
  18. April, K., & Josias, A. (2019). Coloured execs battle to get to the top. Mail & Guardian, 22ndFebruary 2019. https://mg.co.za/article/2019-02-22-00-coloured-execs-battle-to-get-to-the-top.
  19. April, K. (2019). ‘Treu’ transformation in business: Myth or reality? Daily Maverick, 30th January 2019, https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2019-01-30-treu-transformation-in-business-myth-or-reality/.
  20. April, K. (2018). Is unmanaged stress killing off our SMMEs? Entrepreneur Magazine, 28th November 2018. https://entrepreneurmag.co.za/advice/starting-a-business/small-business-advice/is-unmanaged-stress-killing-off-our-smmes/.
  21. April, K. (2018). Why small business owners need to manage stress levels. Business Day, 25th November 2018. https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2018-11-25-why-small-business-owners-need-to-manage-stress-levels/.
  22. April, K. (2018). The future of work: Fun and games and a healthy dose of humanity. GSB Business Review10, 20-21. http://www.gsbbusinessreview.gsb.uct.ac.za/the-future-of-work-fun-and-games-and-a-healthy-dose-of-humanity/.
  23. April, K. (2018). Artificial intelligence demands reimagining of workplaces. Business Day, 25th April 2018, 7. https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/opinion/2018-04-25-game-changing–artificial-intelligence-demands-reimagining-of-workplaces/.
  24. April, K. (2015). Inclusive leadership: The hard work of soft power. Global Network Perspectives, 27th May 2015, https://globalnetwork.io/perspectives/2015/05/hard-work-soft-power.
  25. Buyens, D., April, K., & Parry, E. (2018). AI in HR: Artificial intelligence and the work revolution. Changeboard UK, 24th April 2018, https://www.changeboard.com/article-details/16761/ai-in-hr-artificial-intelligence-and-the-work-revolution/?.
  26. April, K. (2017). SA’s emerging leaders face a tough call: Living with congruent values and action. Fin24, 22nd September 2017. http://www.fin24.com/Opinion/sas-emerging-leaders-face-a-tough-call-20170922.
  27. April, K. (2017). Ethical leadership needed more than ever in a diverse Europe. Fin24. 23rd May 2017.  http://www.fin24.com/Opinion/ethical-leadership-needed-more-than-ever-in-a-diverse-europe-20170523.
  28. April, K. (2017). Why SA needs more steward leaders like Ahmed Kathrada. Fin24, 18th April 2017. http://www.fin24.com/Opinion/why-sa-needs-more-steward-leaders-like-ahmed-kathrada-20170418.
  29. Peters, B. K. G., April, K., & Kukard, J. (2014). Steward leadership: Een alternatief leiderschapsmodel voor toekomstige generaties leidinggevenden. Management Development, Spring Edition, 22(1), 20-25.
  30. April, K., & Peters, B. K. G. (2014). A better way to lead. HR Magazine, February 2014 Edition, 60-62.
  31. Peters, B. K. G., & April, K. (2013). Why organisations need steward leaders. 360 – The Ashridge Journal, Winter 2013/14, 24-29.
  32. April, K. (2013). Resilience and inclusive leadership: A personal journey. Dialogue, December 2013 to January 2014 Edition, 32-35.
  33. April, K. (2012). Leadership through social action. YPO/WPO MBA in a Day Booklet, 27th January, 4-6.
  34. April, K. (2012). Academy of management set to be held in SA. The Citizen. 29th May 2012, 23.
  35. April, K., & Mooketsi, B. (2011). Guilt, shame and the successful South African career woman. Management Today29(5), 42-43.
  36. April, K. (2011). What makes us choose to act ethically? Breakwater Business12(1), 44-45.
  37. April, K. (2010). Less can be more if you have soft power. Sunday Independent, 3rd October, 17.
  38. April, K. (2010). Real leadership. Xplore, October, 37.
  39. April, K. (2010). Time for moral courage. Breakwater Business11(1), May 2010, 10-11.
  40. April, K. (2009). Dimensions of choice. Destiny, January/February Edition, 82-85.
  41. April, K. (2008, 28th May). Business is not a discipline. Inaugural lecture conducted from the University of Cape Town, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, 1-17.
  42. April, K., & Jappie, A. (2008). Global talent warfare: Line managers are still the determinant. Journal for Convergence9(1), 40-43.
  43. April, K., April, A., & Sharma, V. (2008). Exclusive workplace systems. 3600The Ashridge Journal, April Edition, 22-27.
  44. April, K. (2008). Work should be about sharing your talents with the world. Business Day, Health News, 29th October, 2.
  45. April, K. (2007). Choice: Power in diversity. 3600 The Ashridge Journal, March Edition, 4-5.
  46. April, K., & Wilson, A. (2007). In search of ethics: Probing the firm-society interface. Journal for Convergence8(1), 16-19.
  47. Torun, E., & April, K. (2006). Individual control (locus of control): Implications for business managers. Journal for Convergence7(1), 1-4.
  48. April, K. (2006). Business could use a little soul. Business Brief10(6), 38-39.
  49. Peters, B. K. G., & April, K. (2006). The global future of the MBA. Journal for Convergence7(4), 16-19.
  50. April, K., & Shockley, M. (2004). How ready is your organisation for KM. Global Knowledge Review, September Edition, 10-12.
  51. April, K. (2005). Knowledge sharing and distribution. Global Knowledge Review, March Edition, 8-12.
  52. April, K. (2005). Toimetulek mitmekesisusega: Paluks uutmoodi lähenemist. Director, June Edition (6), 52-55.
  53. April, K. (2005). Diversity management in emerging economies: In search of a new approach to humanism. Journal for Convergence6(3), 1-4.
  54. April, K. (2005). Stewardship: Technology’s role in shaping our diverse future. Journal for Convergence, 6(2), 114-117.
  55. April, K., Fourman, M., & McCrea, J. (2004). The digital leapfrog: Monitoring and evaluation and performance management as an improvement tool in business and government. Journal for Convergence5(2), 20-24.
  56. April, K., & Shockley, M. (2004). Organisational readiness for KM. Global Knowledge Review, September Edition, 10-12.
  57. April, K., & Koegelenberg, R. (2004). A roadmap to achieving strategic objectives. Journal for Convergence, 5(4), 56-59.
  58. April, K. (2003). Leveraging diversity: Weaving strong fabrics from different threads. Journal for Convergence3(4), 54-55.
  59. Shockley, M., & April, K. (2003). Good corporate governance: Building stakeholder trust. Journal for Convergence3(4), 26-30.
  60. April, K. (2002). Competitive advantage: It takes knowledge to sustain the edge. Journal for Convergence3(3), 50-56.
  61. April, K., & Cradock, J. (2001). The wisdom of being a fast-follower. Intelligence: Business 2.0, April Edition, 76-80.
  62. April, K. (2001). The fittest runner wins the race: Acquiring the agility to change. Journal for Convergence2(3), 153.
  63. April, K. (2001). E-business: Technological or strategic issue? Journal for Convergence2(2), 84-89.
  64. April, K. (2000). A stitch in e-time: South Africa trails the world. Journal for Convergence1(2), 113.
  65. April, K. (2000). Digital marketplaces can transform buy-side e-commerce in SA. Journal for Convergence1(2), 129.
  66. April, K. (2000). From divide and control to collaboration and understanding. Journal for Convergence, 1(1), 143.
  67. April, K. (1999). The new leadership lens of love and energy. People Dynamics16(9), 34-38.
  68. April, K., & Macdonald, R. (1998). New science and leadership: The shift in thinking. People Dynamics, 17(6).
  69. April, K., & Macdonald, R. (1998). New science implications for South African leaders. People Dynamics16(9), 14-15.
  70. April, K. (1998). Leading through communication. People Dynamics16(11), 74-85.

Conference Addresses (Non-Peer-Reviewed Conferences): 62

  1. April, K. (2022). Inclusion through a South African lens. International Labour Organisation and UCT Office for Inclusivity & Change Conference (Online, synchronous). Switzerland and South Africa, 29thSep.
  2. April, K. (2022). Diversity, equity and inclusion: What we need to do as leaders, MTN Global Leadership Conference (Online, synchronous). South Africa, 3rdFeb.
  3. April, K. (2021). Keynote: Decolonisation: Lessons for higher educational practice. Lekgotla: Monitoring and Evaluation of Transformation and Inclusion in Higher Education (Online, synchronous). University of Cape Town, South Africa, 11th Oct.
  4. April, K. (2021). Developing leaders for a changed / changing world. Knowledge Resources HR Directors Conference (Online, synchronous). South Africa, 17th Mar.
  5. April, K. (2020). Diversity & inclusion and the pandemic. KR Online HR Conference (Online, synchronous). South Africa, 4th Nov.
  6. April, K. (2020). Diversity and inclusion in higher education. International Diversity and Inclusion Affinity Group, AACSBGlobal Business Education Network – Europe, Middle East and Africa Annual Conference (Online, synchronous). United States of America, 27th Oct.
  7. April, K. (2020). Creating inclusion for all. Knowledge Resources HR Directors Conference. Century City Conference Centre, South Africa, 11th Mar.
  8. April, K. (2019). Values-based entrepreneurship and societal impact. Allan Gray Centre International Conference, University of Cape Town, Graduate School of Business, Cape Town, South Africa, 10th-11th May.
  9. April, K. (2018). Values-based leadership. United Nations Leaders Conference: Leadership for Transformation and Resilience, Atlantic Imbizo, Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 27thNov.
  10. April, K. (2018). Diversity and inclusion. MTN CEOs Conference, MTN Innovation Centre, Fairland, Roodepoort, South Africa, 24thOct.
  11. April, K. (2016). Diversity and inclusion. Allan Gray Financial Services Conference, Allan Gray Head-Office, Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 1stDec.
  12. April, K. (2016). Africa and its potential. Starwood Hotels & Resorts Divisional Conference, The St Regis Hotel, Doha, Qatar, 20thMar.
  13. April, K. (2015). Leading inclusively. SA Breweries Financial Managers Conference, Newlands Brewery, Cape Town, South Africa, 29thOct.
  14. April, K. (2014). Narrative & business leadership. Life Church Mens Conference, Life Church, Somerset West, Cape Town, South Africa, Mar.
  15. April, K. (2014). Personal leadership & unlearning. Actuarial Society of South Africa Annual Conference, Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa, 18thApr.
  16. April, K. (2012). Effective leadership. Momentum Leader Conference, Centurion, Pretoria, South Africa, 22ndJun.
  17. April, K. (2012). Renewing your mental constructs. God At Work Conference, Christian Life Church, Camps Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, 10th Feb.
  18. April, K. (2012). Leadership through social action. Young Presidents Organisation (YPO) Global Conference, One & Only Hotel, Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa, 12th Jan.
  19. April, K. (2011). Responsible leadership & personal resilience. ABN AMRO Senior Managers Conference, Blooming, The Netherlands, 19thSep.
  20. April, K. (2010). The necessary inner work to lead responsibly outward. Louis Group Entrepreneurship Conference, Cape Town International Convention Centre, Cape Town, South Africa, May.
  21. April, K. (2010). Re-establishing trust through responsible leadership. European Leadership Platform Annual Conference, Kerk aan Zee in Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands, 30thSep.
  22. April, K. (2010). Moral courage & responsible leadership. National College Annual Leadership Conference, Birmingham International Convention Centre, England, United Kingdom, 17thJun.
  23. April, K. (2009). Explore diversity … differently. YPO-WPO Johannesburg, Tintswalo at Waterfall, Kyalami, South Africa, 15thDec.
  24. April, K. (2008). Leading responsibly from your own story. Novartis Technical Operations Annual Conference, Novartis Head-Office, Basel, Switzerland, 12thNov.
  25. April, K. (2008). Inclusion and exclusion in the workplace. YPO-WPO Africa Leadership Conference, Vineyard Hotel, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, 26th-27thMay.
  26. April, K. (2008). You lead the change with responsible intention. NHS South-East Coast Black & Minority Ethnic (BME) Annual National Conference, Hilton Hotel, Gatwick Airport, England, United Kingdom, 20thJun.
  27. April, K. (2008). Global trends and personal story. Granbuild Construction Stakeholders Annual Conference, Belmont Square Conference Centre, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa, 16thMay.
  28. April, K. (2008). Inclusion for all. NHS South-East Coast ‘Best of Health’ Conference, Brighton Centre, Brighton, England, United Kingdom, 16thApr.
  29. April, K. (2007). Leading inclusively in the 21stcentury. NHS Chief Executives Pacesetters D&I Conference, Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London, England, United Kingdom, 7th Nov.
  30. April, K. (2007). Diversity and inclusion. Novartis HR Global Conference, Novartis Head-Office, Basel, Switzerland, 20thSep.
  31. April, K. (2007). Leadership trends and challenges. YPO-WPO Africa Leadership Retreat, Four Seasons Westcliff Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa, 3rdApril.
  32. April, K. (2007). Leadership, diversity and coaching. MTC Client Managers Conference, Windhoek Country Club, Windhoek, Namibia, 23rdFeb.
  33. April, K. (2007). Workplace trends: Global and local. Granbuild Construction Stakeholders Annual Conference, Belmont Square Conference Centre, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa, 11thFeb.
  34. April, K. (2006). Leading oneself: Getting closer to employees in order to be the best for the world. Geert Groote Instituut Conference, Odean Theatre, Zwolle, The Netherlands, 21stNov.
  35. April, K. (2006). Shifting from being the best in the world to being the best for the world. National Health Service (NHS) Scotland Diversity in Leadership Conference, Edinburgh Corn Exchange, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, 8thNov.
  36. April, K. (2006). Leading responsibly from any place you find yourself. Rotary Club Cape Town Conference, Kelvin Grove, Claremont, Cape Town, South Africa, Oct.
  37. April, K. (2006). Transformation case studies: Companies and counties that get it right, and those that got it wrong. Old Mutual Transformation Thinkers’ Conference, Arabella Sheraton Grand Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, 19thJul.
  38. April, K. (2006). Leadership trends in a global economy. Business IQ Group CEO Conference, Arabella Sheraton Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa, 12thMay.
  39. April, K. (2005). Diversity management in the Baltics: A new approach please. 3rd Annual Baltic Management Development Association Conference, Tallinn, Estonia, 5th-6th May.
  40. April, K. (2005). The business context in a changing world. NMC Construction Stakeholders Annual Conference, Belmont Square Conference Centre, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa, 17thAug.
  41. April, K. (2005). Linking knowledge management and culture. The Institute of People Management (IPM) Annual Conference, Sun City, South Africa, 5th Aug.
  42. April, K. (2005). Global trends and challenges. Sanlam Investment Managers Conference, Goudini, South Africa, 28thJan.
  43. April, K. (2004). Stewardship & responsible leadership: Technology’s role. Annual VIAG Conference, Noordwijk, The Netherlands, 7th Nov.
  44. April, K. (2004). Knowledge management. Sanlam Investment Managers Conference, Investment Head-Office, Tygervalley, Cape Town, South Africa, 26thAug.
  45. April, K. (2003). The new leadership that is required. Standard Chartered Global Markets Group Conference, The Beaufort Hotel, Sentosa Island, Singapore, 21stOct.
  46. April, K. (2003). Macro-micro leadership challenges. Pioneer Foods Annual Executive & Senior Management Conference,Paarl, Cape Town, South Africa 9th Oct.
  47. April, K. (2003). Guidelines for developing a knowledge management strategy. Excellante Conference, Balalaika Hotel, Sandton, South Africa, 12th Feb.
  48. April, K. (2002). Diversity: A global perspective. Namibian Chamber of Business Conference, NamPower Convention Centre, Windhoek, Namibia, 24thSep.
  49. April, K. (2002). Macro & micro challenges for 21stcentury growth. National Brands Annual Sales Conference, Alpine Heath Resort, Drakensberg, South Africa, 19th Aug.
  50. April, K. (2002). Rethinking leadership. Sun International Management Conference, Sun City Hotel, Pilansberg, South Africa, 9thAug.
  51. April, K. (2002). Knowledge management – Core competitive advantage. SA Breweries Technical & Manufacturing Annual Conference, Sun City Pilansberg Room, Sun City Hotel, Pilansberg, South Africa, 28thJun.
  52. April, K. (2002). Diversity: The key to sustainable competitive advantage. SA Breweries Marketing, Sales & Distribution Annual Conference, Sun City Superbowl, Pilansberg, South Africa, 17thMay.
  53. April, K. (2002). Macro and micro challenges for the 21stcentury. Excellante Treasury Management Conference, Balalaika Hotel, Sandton, South Africa, 24th Apr.
  54. April, K. (2002). Diversity-business management, alignment and measurement. Convergence Summit, Balalaika Hotel Sandton, South Africa, 21st Mar.
  55. April, K. (2001). Strategic constraints for the public sector in South Africa. Oliver Tambo Fellows Conference, Vineyard Hotel, Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa, 26thOct.
  56. April, K. (2001). Knowledge management and adding value through people. Sabinet Fossil Fuel – B2B (Back to Basics) Conference, Cathedral Peak Hotel, Drakensberg, South Africa, 29th-31st August.
  57. April, K. (2001). Achieving & measuring business benefit from knowledge management. UNICOM Knowledge Management Conference, New Connaught Rooms, London, United Kingdom, 16thMay.
  58. April, K. (2000). Knowledge management: Redefining the organisational landscape. PS Leadership Development Conference, Correctional Services, Cape Town, South Africa, Oct.
  59. April, K. (2000). Coaching for performance. Shell SA Executive Conference, Tarragona Lodge, Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa, 7thAug
  60. April, K. (2000). How e-business is impacting the relevance of traditional strategic models. Shell Strategists Conference, ShellHead-Office, South Bank Offices, London, United Kingdom, 27th Jul
  61. April, K. (2000). Constructively engaging emerging black professionals. Actuaries Conference, Old Mutual House, Bishops Court, Cape Town, South Africa, 6thMay
  62. April, K. (1999). Servant leadership. Kariba-Fundamo Technical Conference, Sanlam Head-Office, Bellville, Cape Town, South Africa, 21st Mar.

DISSERTATIONS/THESES (PEER-REVIEWED): 4

  1. April, K. (2004-1998). A resource-based view of the firm: Integrating the role of IT as a strategic resource (An empirical study of South African personal financial services firms:1999-2003) (Unpublished PhD thesis, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, August 2004, 1-531).
  2. April, K. (1997-1997). An investigation into the applicability of new science, chaos theory and complexity theory to leadership, and development of guiding principles for the modern leader and organisation (Unpublished MBA dissertation, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, December 1997, 1-252).
  3. April, K. (1996-1995). High resolution techniques for the measurement of component and device performance (Unpublished MSc(Eng) dissertation, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, April 1996, 1-119).
  4. April, K. (1994-1994). A study of the fundamental performance and limitations of analogue-to-digital converters (Unpublished BSc(Eng) dissertation, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Cape Town, November 1994, 1-108).

LICM Consulting

LICM Consulting is a management consulting firm, operating globally and specializing in: LEADERSHIP, INCLUSION & DIVERSITY, COACHING and MENTORING.

Over the years, since inception in 2000, LICM Consulting has carried out its work all over the globe, in countries like Denmark, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Japan, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Netherlands, Estonia, Brazil, South Africa (SA), Namibia, Botswana, United States of America, Turkey, Egypt, Dubai (UAE), and Australia.

Some clients that we are currently working with, and have previously worked with are:

FINANCIAL SERVICES

  • Discovery (Global)
  • Actuarial Society of South Africa (SA)
  • Standard Chartered Bank (Global)
  • ANZ Bank (Australia)
  • Standard Bank (Global)
  • ABSA Audit & ABSA Legal (Africa)
  • Old Mutual (SA)
  • Sanlam (SA)
  • First Rand – First National Bank, Rand Merchant Bank, WesBank, Ashburton (SA)
  • Momentum/Metropolitan (SA)
  • Liberty (SA)
  • Zurich Financial Services (Global)
  • ABN AMRO (Global)
  • African Banking Corporation (Botswana, Zimbabwe, SA)

HEALTHCARE

  • Novo Nordisk (Denmark)
  • National Health Service (NHS) (UK)
  • Novartis (Global)
  • Sandoz (Global)
  • Discovery / AIA (Global)
  • Bayer (Germany)
  • Scottish Health Exec (UK)
  • Beiersdorf (SA)
  • Oliver Tambo Healthcare Programme (SA)
  • Johnson & Johnson (Global)

FMCG

  • SABMiller & SAB (SA & Europe)
  • Edrington (Scotland)
  • Kelloggs (UK)
  • Pioneer Foods (SA)
  • National Brands (SA)

MEDIA / TELEVISION

  • MultiChoice (Global)
  • MNET Supersport (SA)
  • Independent Newspapers (SA)

MINING

  • Anglogold Ashanti (Global)
  • Impala Platinum (SA)
  • NamDeb (Namibia)
  • Debswana (Botswana)
  • De Beers (SA)
  • De Beers Marine (Namibia)

CONSULTING SERVICES

 

  • Achievement Awards Group (SA)
  • Neurozone (SA)
  • Performance Through Inclusion (UK)
  • IBM (Global)
  • Gaiasoft (UK)
  • Aephoria Partners (SA)
  • IRG (SA)
  • ICap (SA)
  • IQ Group (SA)

RETAIL

 

  • WoolTru (Woolworths-Truworths) (SA)
  • METRO (Germany)

HOSPITALITY

  • Starwood Hotels (Qatar)
  • Arabella-Sheraton Group (SA)
  • Sun International (SA)

PUBLIC SECTOR

  • Dutch Police Service (Netherlands)
  • Namibian Office of the Prime Minister (Namibia)
  • Dubai Government (United Arab Emirates)
  • Presidential Leadership Programme for SA Government DGs, DDGs and HoDs (SA)
  • Department of Labour (SA)
  • Department of Public Works (SA)
  • Northern Cape Government (SA)
  • Department of Education, Western Cape (SA)
  • CSIR (SA)
  • INSETA (SA)
  • Correctional Services (SA)
  • Ports Authority (SA)
  • Members of Parliament (SA)

SOCIETIES/NGOs

  • Young Presidents Organisation (YPO, Africa)
  • African Leadership Institute (UK)
  • European Leadership Platform (Netherlands)
  • de Baak Institute (Netherlands)
  • Louisiana Fellows (USA)
  • Rotary Club (SA)
  • REAP (SA)
  • Planned Parenthood (SA)
  • Girls & Boys Town (SA)

TRANSPORT / AIRLINES

  • Lufthansa (Germany)
  • Dutch Railways (Netherlands)
  • MAN / VW (Global)

ENERGY / ESSENTIAL RESOURCES

  • Petronas (Malaysia)
  • Shell International (Global)
  • Chevron (Africa & Middle East)
  • BP (SA)
  • SASOL (SA)
  • RWE (Germany)
  • Innogy (UK)
  • Thames Water (UK)

TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING

  • Bosch (Germany)
  • MTC (Namibia)
  • Etisalat (Abu Dhabi & Dubai)
  • Nokia (Finland)
  • Oracle (UK)
  • MTN (SA)
  • Microsoft (SA)
  • Complex Adaptive Systems (SA)
  • Emerald Technology Outsourcing (SA)
  • Ixchange (SA)
  • Schneider Electric (Africa)

EDUCATION

  • Duke Corporate Education (DukeCE, USA)
  • Said Business School, University of Oxford (UK)
  • Ashridge (UK)
  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (Netherlands)
  • International School of Cape Town (SA)
  • Morehouse College (USA)
  • National College for Leadership of Schools and Children’s Services (UK)
  • Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (USA)
  • HEC Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales de Paris) (France)
  • Kellogg Business School (USA)
  • Cranfield University School of Management (UK)
  • Namibia Polytechnic (Namibia)
  • Geert Groote Instituut (Netherlands)
  • University of Amsterdam (UvA, Netherlands)
  • Cape Education Department (SA)
  • Maccauvlei Learning Academy (SA)
  • WITS Business School, University of Witwatersrand (SA)
  • Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria (SA)
  • Kagiso Leadership School (SA)
  • University of Cape Town Department of Social Development (SA)
  • University of Cape Town Department of Student Affairs (SA)
  • Cornerstone Institute (SA)

CONSULTING SERVICES

  • Achievement Awards Group (SA)
  • Neurozone (SA)
  • Performance Through Inclusion (UK)
  • IBM (Global)
  • Gaiasoft (UK)
  • Aephoria Partners (SA
  • IRG (SA)
  • ICap (SA)
  • IQ Group (SA)

CONSTRUCTION / BUILDING

  • Power Group (Africa)
  • Holcim (Switzerland)
  • Fletcher Insulation (Australia)
  • Granbuild (SA)
  • NMC (SA)

My Books

My Poems

  • LEADING FROM VALUES - What of truth? It is gold What of moral character? It is the biggest prize Values though. Enables truth Brings light to the dark. Enables the genuine The enduring, true voice inside … among the multiple voices that could be Whispers true all day long. The voice speaks inside. In its domain we wander. Awake...

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  • I CAN BE YOUR KEEPER - Voice to me all of your dreams Let me hear the pain and struggle which forged it Show me your scars, in narrative Speak your fear, in fear I can be its keeper   Share with me all that is within your heart The melodies and the dissonance Sing it out Shout it out But...

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  • JOURNEY ENDED - What was Is   What could be Eventually Did   What I could be I became What I always had to be Finally
  • WEEKEND RAINS - There are mornings In the surrounding garden Slight of sound A cooler touch to the skin A broken-up humid air Time has no place!   The rain trickles, softly One hears it fall gently on the paving Randomly creating its own pools Brown grass awaits – sustenance indeed Parched soil invites more of the rain...

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  • SYNCHRONICITY - Many forcesSome seen, some notInterlacedPushing towards an outcomePresents the happeningAppearing as a wholeSome notice, some not Individual wishes Through conscious purposing Engaged willHoping for an outcomeOblivious to the unseenSome aware, some not Hindered by other purposingOthers Separate Some aligned, some notCompromised outcomeNo-one has willedSome happy, some not This poem speaks to the many, meaningful so-called...

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  • NECESSARY IMPERFECTION TO ENACT CHANGE - You are the change Being of service To the world Others   Requires not a sense of belonging   Requisite imperfection, vitality required Energy from the world’s dark abyss Bourne out of necessary suffering Out of disconnection, across boundaries With vision – granted   While being in the world Seeing the lack of flow Not...

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  • BEAUTY IN IMPERFECTION - Grief Can be silent, unseen Felt loss, hardship, trauma Loneliness Learning imperfection   Left flawed Broken The heart’s usual whispers overtaken   And invites us to be who we really can be Anew   Our heart is called upon to break But Small memories, shadowed delights Brings repair Richness, imperfection Colour to one’s soul Not...

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  • STOP FIGHTING WHOLENESS - Forcing things My strived-for persona is becoming obscure Why fight my darkness? Perfection remains tiring and demanding Elusive mostly Why not release all parts?   I am not sure What sits beneath the surface   Have I ever known Unconscious to me, it lurks   My deeply scripted self is tainted Must be tainted –...

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  • SILENCE - Silence Long my enemy Demands my attention   Silence Is a form of fluidity Not an enduring stillness … never stationary Often welcomed Sometimes rejected   In silence My stories come Incomplete With present anxiety Fast, uncontrolled   During silence I seek to choose Symmetry … control of my stories Inspiring vistas, grounding spaces I...

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  • MEMORIES - Pictures in my mind Dreaming Yesterday’s joys Not far away Treasures, gifts, details Some, fading with time   People fire-blazed on my heart Smiles, tears, fragrances, connection, meaning Grow stronger For moments, brief moments, deaf to everything else Back with them I am able to pretend Half-escapes Treasures time cannot destroy Cannot be erased  ...

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  • JOURNEY TO BEING ME - Ungrounded … my blessings are numerous But does nothing for my remembering of why I am here   I am grateful for being able to keep my core intact Yet, temporary discipline loss, causes my eyes to drift from what matters Only to be consumed in the commoditised, modern word Excellence forsaken – status quo...

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  • OWNING FORGIVENESS - Forgiving … it demands from me Accountability Justice I am committed to its importance   It is difficult to break the cycles of orthodoxy Enmeshed in patterns of negativity and destructiveness It is difficult to unlearn habits Difficult to remember the past truthfully Difficult to embody   God’s forgiveness is the only true lesson To...

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  • DELIVERANCE - We all have the mark   Chained, pretending No embrace Not there consciously Our masks perfected   But whispering shadows from within Wants self-forgiveness Necessary, and essential A letting go   Deliverance – she will not be forced   No plan is necessary But connection our genuine seeks Our social brain, our empathic heart Unchain...

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  • THE WALK - Being open in the moment Wandering Without technique Open to all Transforming   Being ready Flexible With spontaneity Open to surprise No Words, but thought   Purposeless wandering Towards and away Places, people, nature   Delays tap into my artistry Blocks refocus my momentum Rules seem temporary Delay is useful Stopping moves me on in...

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  • AN EXAMINED LIFE - Competing orientations Uncertain outcomes Ambiguous demand   Simply thinking about things Before acting With unconscious action Does it merit your existence?   Mere existence, convention Not enough Dragged by others’ dramas Rendered less-than by others’ desires Swallowed by the shadow urgings of custom and simplicity   A worthy life Surely must be examined, observed Actions...

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  • ENDURING LOVE - I learnt that mature love Depended on your willingness Your willingness to engage, deeply   You taught me that mature love required patience Waiting for your readiness, our readiness Readiness to respond Readiness to give   I had to choose to be meek, to be vulnerable Not knowing what would happen In order to find...

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  • QUESTIONS AS GIFTS - The questions of others are gifts   You pause You consider   You need to hold them lightly So as not to injure their delicate embrace   You are given these Gifts To hold To take, deep within your heart Within your soul   Your attentiveness will cause them to emerge To hatch To birth...

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  • ACTIONED PURPOSE - The quest for purpose beats deep within Is there an answer? My ancestors call out My genetics want to intervene But, I want to be so much more Maybe less   To be different To make my own choices   The seeds are in my soul, my body They are connected when in flow Through...

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  • MATURE LOVE - Dependence on another’s willingness   Love requires patience Waiting for another’s readiness Readiness to respond Readiness to give   One has to choose to be meek Not knowing what would happen In order to find the powerful – the Other It’s a conscious choice, a mature choice It requires a handing over of power To...

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  • IN THE FLOW - When in the flow Being a vessel Cultivating what needs to emerge   Whether in solitude or busy-ness Whether in my disciplined routine or in chaordic moments Meaning emanates – work, relationships A larger me appears   Freed of shame No hint of guilt Suspension of judgement And raised in my awareness I consciously and...

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  • INAUTHENTIC LEADERSHIP - Inauthentic leadership In the moment In the long-term Manifest often in expressive, destructive emotions   Not just for the individual   Dissonance diffuses Contagious emotions One, others, team Helplessness abounds Organisations and communities, too   Appearing political at best Mainly toxic at worst, at its core   Negativity demands attention and focus Judgement sets in...

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  • ENOUGH IS NEVER ENOUGH - Born with a need to be To be counted To be among the best Never satisfied, always seeking Always striving   From a distance Mediocrity looks blissful Ironically – peaceful   How to meander through life Seemingly without purposeful aim Not troubled by choice, personal choice Devoid of common good judgement Yesterday, today and tomorrow’s...

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  • NEVER ALONE - We are born alone, and then embark on life’s road But we are never quite alone   Our parents initially Still others The family, the friends, teachers, colleagues   And if we still feel alone We only have to look to the mountain Such awesome beauty, that shines with delight With clouds hanging low, a...

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  • HOW BLESSED WE ARE - How blessed we are For men and women Brown and Yellow Black and White Who had patient hearts Who acted on our behalf Who moved with cautious respect With tentative dialogue With slight compromise   How blessed we are That they acted on our behalf Putting family at risk Scarring their own relationships Entering a...

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  • THE PAST IN THE NOW - I do not see the world as it is I do not see things as they are There is an intruder on my present experience   I do not fully know me As I am, as I really am As I could be … whole!   I am seeing me as I am, now A...

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  • THE DANCE - I watched my baby cry, and grow I see his smile – he recognises emotion, he notices   What a wonderful world   I’ve danced aimlessly On my own, holding hands with him, as a family Our hands touch, our heads touch He makes an honest comment which leaves us laughing, deeply laughing I love...

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  • INNER THEATRE - You cherish the notion that you’re in controlHoweverUnderlying all action, all thoughtIs your shadow, your unconsciousSo often out-of-awareness, but so influential You need to embrace it, to navigate the paradoxical nature of life Make sense of grandiose others in your inner theatreMake sense of your childish helplessness in your inner theatre Use your imagination, use...

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  • WHOLE, BUT NOT COMPLETE - Wholeness is an experience I had to first believe it – truly believe it, before I experienced it I know it now – finally, deeply I know it to be real I feel it   I know the day it happened When the years-long process came to fruition But with words – these symbols –...

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  • HE IS OUR SPACE - First there was effort Then conversation Oh how we talked – of us, of them, of life of the things that matter, of things that last   Then a kiss, and communion We shared our dreams, we shared our hopes And we compromised We also learnt to shape the compromise We planned our outcomes, we...

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  • FOR BLISS - Nothing real can be threatened Yet Again and again, it defeats me This reliance, by fearful individuals, on their unconscious dreamsThis reliance, by wishful individuals, on momentous directionThis reliance, by unconnected individuals, on the externalThis reliance, by hopeless individuals, on othersThis reliance, by esteem-less individuals, on relationships that reinforce their sense of selfThis reliance, by...

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  • ODE TO WORTHY TO BE LOVED - There you are.  Is that you, really you? My life has just begun – you’ve entered my heart, my mind Just to be close to you, for a moment – Can I?  Will you? Reach out and touch my hand, please Oh worthy to be loved, who are you Why does my soul recognize you. ...

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  • I AM BECOMING - I’m tired I want time to notice whom I’m becoming Every day I’m faithful, there’s more at stake Every year I’m faithful, there’s more possibility But I want my innocence back   I’m tired I must slow down, to give more To hold those close to me, above the possibility Not knowing But being able...

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  • WHAT IF - What if you could be whole – truly whole What if I am more than you see   But   If you can’t see me, I am unable to engage you If you think my pain is different to yours then you can’t see me, and be with me What if you were truly awake...

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  • LET GO - Come to the edge and trust … you, not me   I can not take you where you need to go Have to go A lighter pathway requires that you drop the heavy bonds Make new, lighter bonds Create new ones Act now, do not wait to react For in you lies the pathway to...

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  • LEADING FROM VALUES - What of truth? It is gold What of moral character? It is the biggest prize Values though. Enables truth Brings light to the dark. Enables the genuine The enduring, true voice inside … among the multiple voices that could be Whispers true all day long. The voice speaks inside. In its domain we wander. Awake...

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  • RELENTLESS - He looks for the signs, the space, the way that things will emerge, will form Be moved Out from intention, spiralling from a centre A core The shape that things will take To come forth in     So that he, a pathwork of black and white Touched black in his heart His inner Touched...

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