Plumb Line Management development programme

Plumb Line Business Intelligence specialises in people and organisational development for small and medium organisations.


Our Management development programme has been designed with the specific needs and challenges of our clients in mind. We believe the way that smaller organisations function and the unique cultures typical of them are great environments for people to discover their real selves and optimise their potential. The challenge of being in a specialist functional role and being a manager of people is always stimulating, but seldom a feat overcome by pure instinct. Some assistance and training goes a long way!

Delivery method

The Plumb Line model is a process of continuous building and supporting of key individuals in the organisation. We take a long term view and implement a variety of interventions over a 10 month period to achieve real growth and skills development. Our interventions include:

  • individual coaching
  • management team workshops
  •  facilitated contact sessions with managers and their respective teams
  • continuous feedback to MD/owner

The process is concluded with thorough review and evaluation to understand the impact and realised growth in management capability.
Focus areas

Individual development (self-management skills)  

Understanding  your own strengths, values, goals, needs and areas for development is critical for managers to be comfortable in their own skin. These managers prioritise the success of their teams and the organisation, not allowing power, status and personal gain to detract from their performance. Our coaching process focus on achieving high levels of self-awareness as the basis for success in a management role.

Management skills development 

The close relationships typical of smaller organisations allow the MD/owner to influence their management teams significantly, creating the desired culture and supporting behaviour required for success. Our training increases the reach and impact of the MD/owner’s leadership. The specific management skills to be developed and optimised are therefore identified in conjunction with the MD/owner at the start of the process. Workshops are designed and delivered according to these priority skills and creates a platform for shared learning and collaborative solutions.
Team leadership  

Managers of people know that this role takes a lot of energy and demands consistent performance. The room for error (read outbursts, breakdowns, being off sick, allowing your personal life to influence your state of mind, making a mistake etc.) is extremely limited when leading others.

Our facilitated sessions creates a space for managers to develop efficient ways of working together, setting ground rules, clarifying expectations and keeping each other accountable for the success of the team. We know that learning a management skill in a workshop is far from implementing it. Our team sessions facilitate this action and unlock the value of the training.
Contact information

The Plumb Line management development programme can be initiated at any time in your organisation. Teams of 3 or more managers will find this programme invaluable and benefit on a personal level in a great way.

Please contact Wickus Guelpa on mobile no. 082 3789 341 or email for more information.