RMB Learning and Sasol Petroleum International leadership programme 'GENESIS' The intensive programme was developed and run by Ruth Berry and Darren Rudkin to specifically support a culture change in an upstream oil & gas company. I would compare it to swimming lessons for leaders; some are expert swimmers and may need to improve their turns, while other want to practice a new stroke or even are novice swimmers. Following intensive individual engagements and team coaching/team events a greater awareness and consciousness was instilled with the executive leadership team of 8 people, after which we rolled out the programme to the top 60 leaders of the company. Clearly not a quick fix to success but rather the dedicated start of a journey to create a new leadership élan in SPI. Ruth and Darren strike an excellent balance between challenge and support and create a very positive tension between the status quo and the aspiration, which is energising and inspiring.
Sasol Petroleum International
RMB Learning was established in the summer of 2007 and since then we have had a great time building the business to what it has become today.
We have been lucky enough to work with a fantastic group of clients over the years, and they tell us that we consistently provide innovative and sensitively designed solutions which enable them to move their businesses and their people forward.
Our approach in working with our clients is to consciously listen to what is happening in their business and to design individual solutions to fit their specific requirements and to appeal to their population. For our larger projects we draw on an extended group of colleagues all of whom are exceptional in their field.
These are the core principles which underpin our approach:
- To be vigilant about our intention in everything we do
- To devote time really getting to understand our clients by truly engaging with them throughout a project
- To look for what is good and right about an organisation and build on that
- To work in real partnership, passing on our skills and ideas freely to enable businesses to help themselves
- To genuinely care about outcomes and focus on these throughout – it’s a shared responsibility for success between us and our clients
We look forward to continuing the work we do with our existing clients and potential new ones – please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to have a chat.
Our work broadly divides into four main areas:
- Programme Design
The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.