Thursday, 25 April 2019

Maximizing Organizational Performance and Goal-Achievement through Competency-Based Education

This paper presents a brief account and rationale for implementation of competency-based learning in any form of management and leadership development programmes in South Africa.  The fact that competency-based learning (CBL), also known as outcomes-based learning has been scrapped from the schooling system in South Africa is unfortunate as this method enhances critical thinking skills and practical problem-solving skills.  

This paper presents CBL as a model of meta-cognitive approach to learning that integrates both theory and practice into experiential learning through six dimensions, namely,

  1.  active learning, 
  2. constructive learning,
  3. cumulative learning,
  4.  goal-oriented learning, 
  5. learner-centred and curriculum design strategies. 

In the advent of the fast-paced global economy, managers and leaders need to seek those business schools that value real-time practical approach to curriculum for relevance and to maximize shareholder value through human resource development. This brief presentation ends by recommending an approach through CBL that fosters three critical pillars of leadership development, namely: intellectual, behavioural and emotional agenda.

Read the full published article by clicking on the following text: 

Maximizing Organizational Performance and Goal-Achievement through Competency-Based Education

Thursday, 27 December 2018

HUMAN CAPITAL & BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: A Systematic Review of Challenges in Research Supe...

HUMAN CAPITAL & BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: A Systematic Review of Challenges in Research Supe...: Postgraduate students in South Africa and other parts of the world, particularly in developing nations struggle to complete the research co...

A Systematic Review of Challenges in Research Supervision at South African Universities

Postgraduate students in South Africa and other parts of the world, particularly in developing nations struggle to complete the research component of their studies. According to the National Development Plan ( 2013) it has become a requirement for South African institutions to play a pivotal role in knowledge production so as to transform South Africa from a resource-based economy towards a knowledge-based economy.  In pursuit of meeting this requirement and further to increase subsidy from the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET), South African institutions of higher learning have been on the drive for recruiting postgraduate students en masse. One of the main problems facing South African institutions is that the number of students enrolled does not correspond to those who graduate at the end of the postgraduate programme study period.  

This study is a systematic review of literature on challenges in postgraduate supervision and further proposes a possible solution.  Five South African institutions of higher learning’s postgraduate throughput data is carefully studied and substantiated by previous research on postgraduate supervision challenges on these particular institutions. Study findings present challenges related to research capacity development and burden of supervision at these institutions.  Collaborative methods of supervision such as the C.O.S.T.A model are hereby proposed as possible solutions to the current throughput problem in South Africa.


For more engagement, please view  the full article is available on: https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/201812.0305/v1

HUMAN CAPITAL & BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: Review of Article

HUMAN CAPITAL & BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE: Review of Article

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

BE CERTIFIED AS A MANAGEMENT META-COACH



As countries of the world seek to improve global competitiveness, it is of paramount importance that leaders explore engagements on personal effectiveness and self-empowerment in their daily lives. 

Leaders (political and corporate), of any entity, must embark on an exciting and profitable journey of continually discovering excellence and good in people they lead and themselves. Taking a journey of self-development does lead to improved service delivery, enhanced personal value and heightened self-confidence.

Improved service delivery, in the broadest possible sense, is something that we must all seek with a renewed vigor,  If personal effectiveness is not taken as a priority, there are grave consequences for those nations that seek to play a meaningful role in the forever changing socio-economic and political dictates of the global village. 

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Empowerment Coaching helps a lot for those who are in positions of leading others, or perhaps those who are aspiring to make a contribution in these positions. Personally, I believe that this discipline is essential for those who seek to live their lives in the centre of their life's calling - their purpose.

The COSTA Coaching Model, developed on the GROW and subsequent models - seeks to help and empower aspiring and/or practising leaders who find themselves in leading positions, while giving those leaders an opportunity to help others and themselves with results-oriented and solutions-focussed management tools at the same time.

The programme uses the latest discoveries in neuroscience and brain research to formulate both theoretical and practical basis for an effective Meta-Coaching approach to leadership and management development practice.

The power of its effectiveness as a tool lies in its construction of a step-by-step outline - enabling participating individuals to implement in their daily lives with ease - while focusing on results attainment. 

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