Thursday, April 26, 2012


An experiential workshop for CEOs, Marketing Directors, HR Directors, and all who want to grow themselves and galvanise their organisations through the power of story.

Discover the psychology and pattern of narrative, and ways to make sense of issues using anecdote circles and appreciative inquiry, forge emotional connections to the brand, elicit metaphors as a deep research tool,developing emotional and social intelligence, promoting mindfulness and imagination within the organisation, and much more…

The event, facilitated by Graham Williams and Dorian Haarhoff, will take place at Eagle’s Nest Estate, Johannesburg.

Bookings: For more information telephone Amrita on 084 359 4527

Delegates will receive a free membership of The Halo and the Noose web resources, which include eBooks, Diagnostics, Articles and Multi-media ( ; and copies of Management Today.

They will work on a diagnostic to determine the strength of their organisation’s current competencies and application of narrative

There is an optional hour of Herman Charles Bosman on the evening of the 11th, and a further option (the following day) of a free half-hour individual consultation regarding possible solutions to delegate’s specific organisational needs.

A 16 page special corporate narrative supplement, containing articles on the untapped potential of story in business, the brain and branding, engaging employees via story, collective sense-making and the ethics of storytelling – may be accessed at

Halo and Noose Reviews:

“The Halo and Noose should be seen as an exciting further step in the long process of re-connecting business life to the mainstream of human history, experience and potential” Ralph Windle, founder/ director: The Creative Value Network

“This is the best book about leadership and business that I have seen in a long time. It is fresh, interesting, needed and written to reach out and touch the toughest part of each of us. This is not about story telling, but more importantly, about how we can all change our story and create a future distinct from the past”
Peter Block author (Flawless Consulting) and consultant partner in Designed Learning, USA. Masters Degree in Industrial Administration (Yale)

“A great piece of work which stimulates one to look at life differently - very useful for consultants, trainers and coaches who can draw on the various aspects of storytelling in ways that traditional methods simply cannot”Angelo Kehayas, CEO Profweb, Fellow Certified Management Consultant, BSc, and MBA

“I can’t remember when last I was so impressed with something. Wow! This book needs to reach the USA and the mainstream of business and societal conversation there. I am SO excited about this publication and even more excited about having this kind of resource available………..”Louise Van Rhyn – BSc / MBA / DMAN (Doctorate in Organizational Change), MD of Syphonia, and lecturer at University of Stellenbosch Graduate School of Business

Workshop participants say:

“Dorian and Graham, you make a formidable team and the synergy is palpable. You focused perfectly on the aim of our week end: emotional connection. Well done and thank you"

"Our sincere thanks for running a very different workshop that gently accessed and dealt with deep responses""Thank you for the gifts you brought. You made us laugh, you made us think, and helped us to unbutton hidden and untold parts of ourselves. Your stories, warmth and wisdom touched us all and your gifts will continue to multiply and spread. We were all made richer for your presence"

"Thank you for a fascinating time with you. It has opened up a whole new realm of thinking for me as to how I run my life, and how we communicate our business"

"Your approach is brilliant. I'm expanding on these ideas at meetings now"


  1. I truly wish I could attend this, but South Africa is a long ways away. I'd love to see something like this done in the U.S. and would be interested in the outcome if you'd be kind enough to let me know how it goes. Wonderful wonderful idea!

  2. I certainly will Jim, and will send you an outline of the agenda and facilitator's notes....