We design and deliver packaged as well as customised programmes and processes using our recognised intellectual property in the areas of strategy and culture, development and research.


We agree on the exact needs of clients and extract from our intellectual property only the content relevant to those agreed needs with a strong focus on integrating what we offer with what already exists in the client organisation.




We are anchored in our CORE VALUES of:

Thinking: We challenge the status quo, develop new thinking and inspire change.

Development: We make a positive change in the lives of people.

Connection: We cherish relationships.

Integrity: We are trustworthy, set high standards and deliver quality work.






This flagship programme develops the leadership capacity of senior leaders individually and as a team. It has a strong strategic focus and a pace that suits the profile of the senior leaders.


The content is science-based and customised to address the complexity within which senior leaders need to lead during times of turbulence. It is also deeply personal, as the transformational challenge of organisations is essentially considered as a leader transformation challenge.


Leaders at this level have the biggest impact on the leadership and organisational culture. They hold the key to transforming their teams, and building agile organisations.


As such, the programme challenges leaders to constantly explore the personal-organisational leadership fusion and its impact on people.


Systems thinking and learning agility as competitive differentiators of strategic leaders are central to the learning experience.


The impact across the organisation during the programme is significant and noticeable because senior leaders immediately engage and use their teams  learning ‘laboratories’.



Programme Philosophy

"What differentiates leaders is not so much their philosophy of leadership, their personality, or their style of management...they understand their own ’action logic’- how they interpret their surroundings and react when power and safety get challenged." David Rooke and William R. Torbert


"The world of leadership belongs to the most learning agile. Develop yourself and your key talent across these dimensions and you will activate enduring human and strategic potential." A Kevin Cashman



This programme, with an exclusive leadership focus, is unique in design and implementation.


It equips leaders to lead, think and behave differently in order to make a profound difference in their teams and in their organisations.


The content is science-based, the learning experience is intense and the leadership skill developed of practical value. It is a challenging, sophisticated and an extensive developmental experience at a full professional level in respect of leadership theory and practice.


It culminates in a presentation made to the senior management on a project based on systems thinking.



Programme Philosophy

"Leaders who undertake a voyage of personal understanding and development can transform not only their own capabilities but also those of their organisations..." David Rooke and William R. Torbert



The programme equips women leaders to find their voice, be brave, remain real and have significance.


They will lead, think and behave differently to have a profound impact in their teams and organisations.


It is an applied leadership learning programme specifically designed for women who lead.


The content is science-based, the learning experience is intense, and the leadership skill developed of practical value. It is a challenging, sophisticated and extensive developmental experience at a full professional level in respect of leadership theory and practice.


Learning with only women allows for the preferred learning style, language and humour of women to be at play.



Programme Philosophy

"Leadership is not about men in suits. It is a way of life for those who know who they are and are willing to be their best to create the life they want to live." Kathleen Schafer, Founder, Leadership Connection



An intensive leadership programme that builds confidence in participants at a personal and leadership level.


Designed to give leaders the core leadership knowledge and self-knowledge to commit to focused personal and leadership skill development.


A high-paced programme, very participative and activity-based in its delivery.


Culminates in a personal and leadership development plan.



Programme Philosophy

The context within which leaders must lead should determine the essential skills that leaders should develop. Developing these skills is a process that requires self-insight and a clear development plan.


  • The 4th Industrial Revolution and digitalisation
  • The Connection Economy
  • Strategy of the organisation
  • Culture and organisational values
  • Impact of the leadership world on our organisation
  • Leadership

Programme Philosophy

How and what you think (including what you believe in) drive how you behave (what you do) and who you become.


You can choose what you think and what level you want to think at.


You have the potential to become an exceptional thinker.


Attitude, values and intelligence are not constant over time.


Decisions and thinking are dynamic interactions of emotions, cognitive processes and values.




This programme will educate and inspire you about thinking as a skill in which you will invest for the rest of your life.


It includes a twenty-week ‘Thinking Skill Development’ guideline to embed the content and to develop your thinking skills.


“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." Socrates


  • Knowledge about the brain and about thinking.
  • The will to think at a higher level.
  • A commitment to think about your thinking.
  • Time to think - valuing thinking as essential work.
  • A thinking environment and thinking partners.
  • Practice, practice, practice and feedback.
  • Consciously testing the quality of your thinking by its outcomes.
  • Curiosity to learn more about things and about thinking.

What it takes to become a thinker with edge-creating skill




Core thinking skills




Evaluating - judgement criteria, verifying

Integrating - summarising, restructuring

Generating - inferring, predicting, elaborating

Analysing - attributes, relationships, patterns, main ideas, errors

Organising - comparing, classifying, ordering, representing

Remembering - encoding, recalling

Information gathering - observing, questioning

Focusing - problems, goals



This programme has an exclusive self-leadership focus and a design that deepens self-discovery and self-mastery.


It takes participants through an intense personal experience that leads to redefining themselves at work and in their personal lives supported by clear development plans.


It is known for its life-changing personal impact as well as its contribution to building trust in natural teams at work.



Programme Philosophy

Self-leadership is the process of influencing oneself to establish self-direction and self-motivation that one needs to perform at an exceptional level, as well as to experience personal meaning and fulfilment.


My personal journey,

Being the mindful leader,

Emotional intelligence,

My role and value,

Developing a positive attitude, Nurturing and growing my happiness



To prepare a young person for the launch into the world of work by growing inner strength and skills for personal differentiation.



Care: We care about one another, nature, relationships, our place of work, and ourselves.


Curiosity: We ask questions, never stop learning, expand on our skill and knowledge base.


Courage: We dare to be brave.


Connection: We cherish relationships because we live in the Connection Economy.



"If you wish to achieve worthwhile things in your personal and career life, you must become a worthwhile person in your own self-development." Brian Tracy





Learning framework

   -  How to use the programme as personal launchpad

      by taking self-leadership

    -  Reflection journaling


1. The Connection Economy


2. Diversity knowledge of groups

    -  Age diversity

    -  Cultural diversity

    -  People with disabilities

    -  Gender diversity

3. IMPACT: The way to work and deliver


4. Change and its effect on people


5. Resiliency: The way to deal with change





Then LET’S GO! on an exciting journey of self-discovery to master self-development with new skills and understand your individualism, your awesomeness and the greatness that awaits you.


Design your personal brand by which to live.


Place yourself squarely on the winning path.




"As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves." Mahatma Gandhi





Core to thinking fusion AFRICA is our respect for science. We thus excavate off science-based knowledge in the design of our programmes and processes as well as in the generation of insights for organisations on vexing complex problem situations through applying credible research designs.


We undertake bespoke organisational behaviour research assignments on a large scale that may extend into community-based research. We also record and protect the data and information from organisational, team and individual measures in our strategy and development work, for analysis and reporting purposes that might be required/done at a later stage.



thinking fusion AFRICA develops the strategic thinking and decision-making capacity of executive and management teams. Using a tested and unique strategy framework, thinking is challenged whilst strategic as well as implementation decisions are made.

These decisions are packaged creatively for use in communication. The tools, techniques and elements of the strategy framework are designed and applied in a way to support ongoing strategic debate, dynamic strategy formulation and effective testing of implementation success.


The strategy framework is utilised for corporate, business and functional strategy development and management. This ensures effective integration, interdependence and alignment of strategic direction and execution within a robust organisational strategy system.




The framework is built around the view that strategy is the fusion of thinking and practice with the aim of building brand leadership.

Strategy is the complex work of the executive leadership of an organisation, but is in essence the decisions made by leaders to direct the future of an organisation.

Good strategic decisions are the dynamic and disciplined fusion of insight, foresight, thinking and practice.

The framework considers strategy as work and separates this work into ‘thinking’ work, ‘practice’ work, and ‘testing’ work.

The most important ‘testing’ work of strategy is firstly, whether the results from implementing the strategy indicate that the organisation is moving towards its success model. Secondly, whether the alignment of the organisation is taking it towards its desired market position.

Strategy competence in executive teams is developed through ongoing rigorous debate of a clear strategic agenda and through the disciplined application of a shared strategy framework.

Sound strategy practices are embedded in the framework using processes and practical tools validated through application in a wide range of organisations.















We do Coaching of executives and senior managers who need to increase their impact in organisations and advance their careers. The thinking fusion AFRICA framework blends conventional leadership coaching with uncompromising advice to build personal and leadership capacity. This capacity building is shaped around the four zones of influence of a leader. Dedicated learning is embedded in leaders through rigorous engagement. Coaching assignments are typically undertaken over a six-month period and have in instances included full management teams.


The thinking fusion AFRICA approach to coaching is that the leader effectiveness in the zones of influence of a leader, as well as the individual’s work-life integration are essential for leader success. All these areas thus require attention and need to be balanced over the coaching period and during each coaching session over and above the complex challenges that they need to deal with in the organisation. Furthermore, the typical coaching approach of guidance, primarily through questions, is not the only approach used by thinking fusion AFRICA. The coach gives advice and guidance from own experience as well as honest feedback based on observations during sessions.


The coaching framework for the coachee will be determined within the following:


Leader of the self: Self-mastery through self-knowledge. Well-developed emotional intelligence, sound relationships and accurate communication.

One-on-one leadership and relationships: Leading others to higher performance, taking others along on a challenging path and building relationships that last.

Leader of team: Leading own team as well as being a leader within a Management team as an integrated senior leadership team through times of challenge.


The thinking fusion AFRICA approach is aimed at improving organisational performance and is based on the premise that this is achieved through the personal effectiveness of emotionally intelligent leaders.



The purpose of the process is to build the capacity in leadership teams to deliver a high-performance culture by taking executive, operational and functional teams to new levels of team and individual performance. The results yielded are exceptional as the process truly integrates individual performance with team performance and organisational culture.


The process is supported by diagnostics that allow organisation-wide analysis and interpretation when implemented on this scale. It is also supported by coaching of the team leader and one-on-one team member guidance.


CTID Process Differentiators

Leads to measurable individual and team competence as well as higher levels of performance. Embeds the desired organisational culture within teams.

Develops team leadership, joint accountability and effective relationships within teams.

Is based on sound theory and practice embedded in applied thinking models in respect of high-performance organisations, planting and growing the desired organisational culture, high-performance team as well as high-performance individual development.

Is supported by validated diagnostics that measure individuals and teams against the thinking models above. Expands the practice of teambuilding (generally aimed at mutual acceptance, relationship improvement and team spirit) to true team development within which teambuilding is but only one element.

Accommodates training interventions to build team capacity.

Is proven and has been refined through application in over forty teams over four years.

Provides a sound foundation for ongoing team and individual development.





















The thinking fusion AFRICA difference lies in the application of our thinking models and implementation frameworks.


We create value through thinking.


Our models and frameworks embrace science whilst challenging conventional thinking. We develop new insights through research and application to constantly enrich our thinking models.


Passion &


Our PURPOSE is to ignite development in people.


Our BRAND PROMISE is to create change capacity in organisations, teams and individuals.

Leadership in the Connection Economy









T10 | Communication

T11 | Leading people

T12 | Leading teams

T13 | Giving direction

T14 | Change and transformation

T15 | Growing a new culture



Women Who Lead








T10 | Communication

T11 | Leading people

T12 | Leading teams

T13 | Giving direction

T14 | Change and transformation

T15 | Growing a new culture



Essential Leadership Insight











The edge-creating leader skill






The Inner Me


Dare to be brave

let's go!

write the book you want to read

1. Reflection and journaling


2. My different ME’s


    - The current ME

    - The ME others want me to be

    - The ME I pretend to be

    - The ME I am meant to be


3. My personality type


4. How I think -  my brain profile


5. Am I an introvert or an extrovert?


6. My processing style



ME - Learning

ME - Going


1. Empathy, assertiveness, fairness,

    gratitude, self-confidence


2. My life purpose


3. Living a purposeful life


4. My personal identity


5. This is ME - Building my personal brand






Culture, Team and Individual Development (CTID)

Strategy Projects

Success Models

Organisational Development

Culture, Team and Individual Development

Research Projects




Thinking Programmes

Self-Leadership Programmes/Participants

Leadership Development Programmes/Participants

Let’s Go Programmes/Participants

Launchpad Programmes/Participants

Boys2Men/Becoming a Woman Programmes/Participants

Total number of Women Participants





The Connection Economy,

 The high-performance individual,

How how I work and deliver, making IMPACT,

Organisational culture, Change,

Business ecosystems, Digital transformation,

The 4th Industrial Revolution,

Exponential change



My visual impact,

My immediate space, Business etiquette,

Being authentic, My personal brand,

My personal values, Being vulnerable,

My power and influence,

My wholeness and balance,

Using my energy optimally





1. Emotional intelligence

    -  Self-awareness

    -  Self-regulation

    -  Self-motivation

    -  Empathy

    -  Social skill


2. Personal vulnerability

    -  Why do people avoid being vulnerable

    -  Benefits of vulnerable behaviour


3. The power of being positive

    -  Why attitude is important


4. Happiness

    -  Inner happiness

    -  Tips for happiness


5. Time management

    -  Prioritising goals


T1: Leader turbulence

T2: To lead with precision

T3: Following and followership

T4: Influence beyond power

T5: Leading diversity

T6: Leader-leading integration

T7: Leading authentically




Leadership and

Personal Capacity


T7 | Personal wholeness

T8 | For leaders only

T9 | Being the leader




Leadership and

Personal Capacity


T7 | Personal wholeness

T8 | For leaders only

T9 | Being the leader





  • Being vulnerable and inspiring
  • Skills of power
  • Understanding personal values
  • Personal identity and brand
  • Improve your impact at your level of work.
  • Significantly improve decision-making.
  • Develop the mental agility to deal with complexity and strategy.
  • Personal growth.
  • Insight to develop personal wholeness.
  • Essential for ongoing learning.
  • Stimulate others to think, especially children and young people.
  • Critical for the success of democracy.

The world of work


The outer Me

Current me

ME - Growing

1. The values I live by


2. Things I am passionate about


3. How can I perform better?


4. What do people say about me, and

    how do I respond?


5. My dealing with conflict


6. My locus of control


7. Understanding body language


8. What is my visual impact?


9. My life story





ME - Moving


1. The art of thinking


2. Decision-making


3. How to be a good follower


4. Networking


5. Sex, drugs and alcohol


6. My boundaries


7. Being authentic








Dr René Uys - Academic, Researcher, Consultant, Executive, Coach, Facilitator

Harry van der Merwe – Executive, Strategist, Facilitator

Motshoanetsi Lefoka – Industrial Engineer, Executive Director, Facilitator, Coach

Established in 2004, we have been a Level 2 B-BBEE Contributor since 2015.


As the three owners and directors of thinking fusion AFRICA, we have brought together our complementary expertise to provide consulting and change capacity development services to the public and private sectors in Africa.



T1 | Setting the scene

T2 | The new WORLDS of the leader




T3 | Art of leading

T4 | Followership

T5 | Skills of power

T6 | Diversity



T = Theme

T1 | Setting the scene

T2 | The new WORLDS of the leader




T3 | Art of leading

T4 | Followership

T5 | Skills of power

T6 | Diversity



T = Theme

Essential LEADERSHIP WORLD (Content)

  • Reflection journaling
  • Emotionally and socially intelligent leader behaviour
  • Leading change
  • Resiliency
  • Making better decisions
  • Valuing diversity
  • Communicating powerfully
  • Developing effective relationships
  • Leading people and teams
  • Being a courageous follower

Socratic thinking

The incisive question

Thinking environment and thinking partner

Why invest in thinking skills?

Being at work

Things to learn

Things to do




















T8: Communicative leadership

T9: People as value creators

T10: Developing teams

T11: Strategic leadership

T12: Change and transformational leadership

T13: Leading and embedding culture


                            T = Theme


Systems thinking

Creative thinking

Critical thinking


Core thinking skills

The brain

Diversity, The human moment,

Effective relationships at work,

Optimal communication,

Followership, Networks,

Peer mentoring




1. Optimising communication skills

    -  Verbal communication

    -  The human moment

    -  Listening skills

    -  Written communication skills


2. Relationship skills

    -  Relationships at work

    -  Business etiquette


3. Life skills

    -  Personal power

    -  Using personal energy optimally

    -  Managing one’s immediate space

    -  Morality (ethics)

    -  Curiosity





My New Personal Brand




Motshoanetsi Lefoka (Director) on +27 73 634 4098, motshoanetsi@thinkingfusion.co.za

Dr René Uys (Director) on +27 82 888 9702, rene@thinkingfusion.co.za

Harry van der Merwe (Director) on +27 82 655 4027, harry@thinkingfusion.co.za


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Essential LEADERSHIP WORLD (Content)

Essential SELF-INSIGHT (Process)

Programme Philosophy