Siete is a niche provider of innovative design, facilitation and project delivery in the fields of strategy acceleration, change management and senior leadership development solutions. Siete resources have extensive international experience in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia across a wide range of industries.
Taking action, getting things done. ‘Do’ as opposed to think about, plan for or even promise.
This is about growing greater futures. About innovation and change. ‘Different’ is about new ideas and approaches to make your world a better place for you and those within it.
What’s taking so long? Good idea right? Great plan? - No doubt. ‘Faster’ is about accelerating because it’s not only about taking action but also about doing it at a good inertia-resistant pace.
By holistic we mean that a leadership development initiative should address all facets important to good leadership including Self, Team (leading one and being part of one), Organisation and Environment (market and community). These four elements purposefully all touch each other at the top of the diagram because they all have an impact on each other.
Off-the-shelf leadership programmes assume that all organizations and the individuals within them have the same development needs. We prefer to understand what the business objectives are, design the programme around these and then ensure that all facilitators involved fully understand the company, it’s market and it’s people. This is when we and our clients see real results.
Space to 'Learn what needs to be learned'
Many business schools “teach what can be taught” about leadership. This refers to those elements that have been reduced down to the 10 steps of this or the 7 habits of that. It also refers to the use of research, analysis and case studies. These things are important but ask any great leader about their greatest learning experience and they’re unlikely to tell you that it happened at a business school or while reading a book. It happened in real time on some special project or some new role where they had to stretch themselves to succeed - this is “learning what needs to be learnt”. In any leadership development programme, we balance the teaching of what can be taught with creating the space for people to get their hands dirty, make mistakes in a safe environment and sometimes even struggle a little - giving them the opportunity to also learn what needs to be learned.
Partnerships with Local and International Business Schools.
Siete has established partnerships with local and international business schools to provide access to resources, faculty .and also to certify programmes through them.
About the founder
Leon Boyd Swartz, BSoc Sc (Hons) Industrial Psychology, has over 15 years experience in the design, facilitation and execution of strategic business realignment, transformation and leadership solutions. This includes extensive facilitation work with boards and senior teams.
“I’m driven by doing different work that makes a positive impact and over the years have taken on projects that fall into the bucket labeled ‘change’. Hardly ever IT / systems change but rather transformations of culture, mindsets, strategies and operating models.”
Prior to founding Siete Leadership Consulting, he was the Client Service Director for an international virtual business school where he worked with client organisations across a broad range of industry verticals both locally and internationally. Thereafter, in his capacity as the senior global OD consultant to an international ICT company, he designed and delivered on the "people elements" of the organisation wide change and strategic business realignment process which involved changes to the business model of operations in over 35 countries across the globe.