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Professor in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, University of Cape Town

Kurt's personal research interest at the Business School lies in the broad area of human dynamics, with a specific focus on personal- and organisational leadership, organisational psychology, personal psychology, diversity, inclusive workplaces and cross-cultural dynamics. He is also a Faculty Member of Duke Corporate Education, and Adjunct Faculty of the University of Oxford. Outside of academia, he is the Managing Partner of LICM Consulting and Director of Achievement Awards Group, and has worked in 24 countries.

He is widely published locally and internationally (197 book chapters, peer-reviewed academic papers, conference papers, op-eds, reports and dissertations), and has also co-authored ten books, entitled: (1) Knowledge Management Handbook, (2) Rethinking Leadership, (3) e or b e@ten: e-Business Redefining the Corporate Landscape, (4) Performance Through Learning, (5) Knowledge Management Praxis, (6) Diversity: New Realities in a Changing World, (7) Diversity in Africa: The Coming of Age of a Continent, (8) Steward Leadership: A Maturational Perspective, (9) 12 Lenses into Diversity in South Africa, and (10) Values-Driven Entrepreneurship and Societal Impact: Setting the Agenda for Entrepreneuring Across (Southern) Africa.


  • –present
    Professor in Leadership, Diversity & Inclusion, University of Cape Town


  • 2004 
    University of Cape Town, PhD