We navigate talented people through organisations, to ensure they have the greatest positive impact. We call this 'right time, right table, right talent.'
Building a purpose driven organisation for the future from a functionally driven organisation of the past is critical for sustained success. We shape, develop and transition individuals, teams and organisations to thrive in the changing world of work. Our experienced organisational strategists, workforce planners, career transition experts and leadership coaches take the time to understand business challenges and co-design organisations to ensure people feel at home in the new world of work.
The CogNative Advisory difference
Curating the right mix of diverse leaders around the decision-making tables of the future is critical. Diversity generates better debate, better risk management, better strategy and better outcomes. Over 20 years, we have significantly impacted gender and cultural diversity at senior levels. Our responsibility now lies in arming leadership teams with cognitive diversity, or diversity of thought.
Our strategic advisory programs are designed to unlock future skills and new ways of thinking to ensure relevance for organisations, teams and individual leaders. We partner on organisational strategy and culture, leadership development, skills mapping, workforce planning and more.
Rely on us to help you disrupt by design.
A program designed to look after the people, who look after the people.
High performing executives face a particular set of challenges in their lives. With greater complexity, more rapid change and high-stakes decision-making on the increase, mental wellness for leaders is a business imperative.
Breathing space is an executive mental health program that will:
> Acknowledge the unique context within which executives live and work
> Provide relevant and consistent ongoing support
> Support executives to develop an authentic reputation
> Take care of those taking care of the organisation
> Tailor an EAP service for executives to complement the general EAP service
> Provide resources and tools to support holistic wellness
> Readiness for uncertain and emergent conditions
> Destigmatise mental health beginning with the executive leadership team
We evaluate performance, gain clarity on goals and strategy, ensure appropriate skills mix and set teams up to achieve high performance for now and the future. Our services are tailored to address the specific needs of our client organisations.Request a program
Board Skills Matrix
Based on our research of the future world of work, we map the skills and capabilities of your team. We provide the roadmap and the opportunities for a cognitively diverse set of strategic decision-making skills at the leadership table.Request a program
Board Discussion Modules
We understand the imperative for ethical and transparent decision making at the Board table. With proven track records in business leadership and governance our Board Facilitators identify and build business critical knowledge and skills for the changing world of work.Request a program
Facilitation & Leadership
Offsite Leadership Labs
Our leadership labs are easily adapted for any type of Executive Offsite and can be executed as part of a broader team building session or for individual specialist groups. Our labs help leaders bring insight, courage and clear communication to strategy planning processes.Request a program
We know strategy creation for the future demands leaders bring insight, courage and clarity to the table. Our Leadership Strategists provide executive teams with future-facing indicators that sharpen an organisation’s purpose, protect competitive advantage and leverage the right skills and mindsets. place.Request a program
Our experienced leadership strategists know the leadership capabilities crucial for the new world of work. We design learning frameworks and individualised learning plans suited to individual leaders and teams, that unlock cognitive diversity, clarify contribution and accelerate collective performance.Request a program
The CogNative advisors adopt a range of evidence based psychometric tools, overlaid with deep team development experience to assess the makeup of leadership groups. Our Team Refresh programs highlight risks and emphasise areas for development at fast pace. Ensuring the right minds and skills are at the table.Request a program
Automation, augmentation and addition are forcing business to adapt or be left behind. Are you ready? We help leaders to take advantage of automation to drive productivity and economic growth by lifting and adapting the skill and knowledge of their teams.Request a program
We partner with organisations to deliver a clear design structure for managing the future. Our step-by-step methodology identifies issues in workflow, procedures, structures and systems. We realign to current business goals and develop an implementation plan with the team.Request a program
Our approach to developing talent is rigorous, structured and comprehensive. We assess internal talent for performance against their current role. We map talent to future work opportunities in the context of organisational strategy and planning. Mapping is activated alongside a feedback review schedule.Request a program
We believe that individual, team and organisational talent cannot be viewed in isolation and instead is better optimised via a ‘mixtocracy lens’ for the future. Fisher Leadership consultants are trained to read the overall ‘mix’ of clusters of talent to enable better decision-making for a rapidly changing world.Request a program
Culture & Engagement
The science and practice of job crafting enables people to customise and shape work around individual talents, strengths and passions. Our experience demonstrates that individualised job crafting delivers positive individual and organisational outcomes including increased engagement, wellbeing and performance.Request a program
In today’s data driven world, decisions should be based on diagnostic, deep dive and pulse surveys for strategic planning. Our approach provides insights to optimise the new world of work, enabling collaboration and the co-design of unique survey tools that connect research methodology with practical delivery.Request a program
With technology fuelling automation, augmentation and addition we see rapid workforce transformation. Our workforce strategists identify the workflows, procedures, structures and systems requiring realignment. In partnership with organisations we deliver relevant change management strategy and implementation processes.Request a program
Value & Success Maps
Many organisations must to align, accelerate and transition members of their leadership teams. Our Values & Success Mapping programs are designed to take leaders to the next level. Whether a role is absorbing greater accountability or needing a pathway to a more senior position, this program aligns engagement with outcomes.Request a program
Strategic Advisory Case Study
A new CEO is engaged to take the helm of a large online retail organisation. After a rocky period for the business, the CEO is required to change the culture of the business and make it profitable. His first step was to assess the capability and values of his executive team with a view to creating the right team for the job ahead.
The new CEO called on a Senior CogNative Advisor to guide him through the process of building the right leadership team and to design and facilitate his first executive offsite where he would establish himself as the new leader and communicate his vision and values to the team.
This was successfully delivered and led to a coaching program being designed for the General Manager of HR to lead the culture change required across the business. As part of this strategy, the specialist curated and implemented discussion groups for all employees across the company to communicate the new business vision and to gauge employee engagement levels.
Along with dedicated coaching and guidance, the leadership assessment, selection strategy and skills mapping provided by our senior CogNative Advisor enabled the CEO to confidently enact organisational change. The skilled facilitation of a ‘values reset’ at the executive level coupled with the discussion group program provided the entire team with the confidence and commitment required for a change in direction. The data collected throughout the project provided the business with the insights required to develop an innovative culture and engagement strategy that supported unprecedented business growth.
Gabe was the circuit breaker we needed to resolve old issues and move forward as a team and an organisation.
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