REAL Reason Why Companies, Teams and Countries don’t perform

Science of Happiness Solves Productivity; Requisite Thinking and Appreciative Inquiry with the Action Advantage Solves Performance Problems

Nowadays.. it seems we have more and more politicians, leaders and managers who are ‘in over their heads’ (ie don’t have the thinking competence their roles require).  The impact is: people are not really happy at work productivity suffers immensely…  Imagine if hungry baboons ran the jungle?

These “misplaced” leaders therefore live lives afflicted by anxiety, insecurity, egotism, greed and incompetence; fearful and nervous of being “found-out”; and so to survive they shrink their team/ company/ organisation or country’s potential and performance down to their own limited level.

They urgently plunder, driven by their fear of loss; and ever-increasing arrogance and greed.

– Is the era of the GREEDERS here to stay?

Greeders destroy VALUE

This results in losing the respect of staff and followers. And also creates company cultures and incompetence where line-managers aren’t one clear “Thinking” level above their direct staff reports. They are therefore unable to provide the much needed “bigger picture” leadership, higher level problem solving approach, ethics, integrity and “WHY are we doing this” insights and proper leadership behaviors.

This leads to friction, disengagement, unhappiness, low performance, dwindling productivity and follow my leader – to greedership.

The prevailing culture crumbles to the level of a “jungle” plus increased Boredom result if your mental acuity / thinking skills are greater than that called for by your role and responsibilities.   It’s almost impossible to be truly happy at work in these conditions.

Research reveals that around 35% of employees are mismatched to their roles, and 39% mistmatched to their managers in the private sector. I’m certain that in the public sector the figures are way higher than these.

Plus with few constraints in place to ensure transparency, accountability and consequence, we see ever increasing arrogance by leaders who plunder even more for themselves and their “friends”. Do they know they have no integrity?

Little wonder that so much of our organisational and public service culture is verging on dysfunctional.  Imagine what happens when the Leader is incompetent in his/her position? And when the leaders engage in corrupt practices and greed the “pack” or tribe follow suite. How does that cascade down through the system?

How to Transform Service Levels

Sustainable productivity  and performance increases requires specific external and internal circumstances to prevail and for performance to be improved sustainable beyond “Motivation”.  These include the external environmental impacts like REAL ethical leadership & a transparent and strong management culture, clear organisational values, beliefs and behaviors and consequences for non performance or bad / inept/ greed.

It also requires of the individual, internal circumstances; a MINDSET, MEANING and INSPIRATION, for them to be able to activate latent will, talents and energy to contribute to beyond their prevailing low levels of non-performance.

1. Success begins with Effective LEADERSHIP by EVERYONE.

Areas that are vital for effective leadership on ALL levels include:

  • Ethical Behavior – Integrity, Honesty & Fairness
  • Effective People Skills (EQ) – Leadership with HEART
  • Excellent Role Models
  • Empowering Action – Develop more leaders & competence
  • Energising & Inspiring a shared desirable Vision for ALL
  • Leading Edge Approach (Ai, SOHAW, Hi Vibration Leadership)
  • Service & Delivery Oriented (Leaders and not a GREEDERS!)
  • Courageous enough to challenge the process
  •  Strong Communication & Presentation Skills
  • Trust Builder & existing credibility


often….The bigger the houses, cars, jewelry,  and plane the smaller the leaders’ mind and heart.

People empty on the inside need “BIG STUFF” on the outside to compensate! It’s like the man with a small “i”  – buys a big expensive porche to be “impressive/compensate”

Happy thriving people deliver MORE on EVERY LEVEL; HAPPY, WELL LED, PEOPLE CAN TRANSFORM THE COUNTRY- 6% of a system can transform a system either way – positive or negative.  How happy are your people?.. How well are you leading them? – do you have the requisite mental capacity for your position? Are your ethics in tact? REALLY?


2. Success requires resources for the individual

Areas that are vital for effective action and positive behaviors on ALL individual levels include a MINDSET and passion that facilitates increasing performance, efficiency, effectiveness & life satisfaction.

  • Awareness
  • DesireKnowledge
  • Energy
  • Happiness@Work
  • Ability
  • Resilience
  • Reinforcement
  • Rewards
  •  Values & Belief Shifts


Personal Transformation Journey –  Happy thriving People can deliver 25%-40% more productivity

After spending some time with Professor/ Dr Stoltz (Originator of AQ/ adversity intelligence), we (Life Masters) designed a 3 step personal transformation process to transform Personal Potential to manage the Personal INTERNAL circumstances.

We can measure and enhance the individual and Teams AQ/Resilience MINDSET. – We can reset potential for unlimited possibilities.

  • Level 1 – Phoenix – Unhook Past Beliefs & Limiting thinkig patterns
  • Level 2 – Dragon Slaying – Confront Future Fears – Build Courage for ACTION
  • Level 3 – Alchemy – Activate PRESENT Potential, Beliefs, Identity – Beliefs, VALUES and ACTION plans for ACHIEVING


The 3 levels of transformation are like a human biology system

  • 1. Cells – Individual People – Must be addressed first
  • 2. Organs – Teams & Groups
  •  3. Body – Departments

The cells health & Mindset must be addressed first before sustainable and effective work can be done on the next level for improving teamwork.  Once healthy and happy individuals work together better as a real team… with good communication, clarity, focus, energy, collaboration and good leadership, then the departments’ mandate can be met more effectively.

3. Success requires circumstances for the EFFECTIVE TEAMWORK.

  • REAL Relationships
  • Engagement – leadership behaviors
  • Appreciative & Strategic Recognition
  • Trusting & TrustWORTHY
  • Competence
  • Fairness
  • Positive Culture – Losada Line Insights; 6+:1-
  • Happiness & Thriving Principles
  • Sufficient Resources
  • Strong Leadership & Higher Ground CASTLE principles
  •  Clarity and Understanding; Roles, Goals, Destiny, Cause & Calling
  • The Action Advantage

We have 5 steps or Phases to our Team Development Process

  1. REAL
  3. BULLETproof
  4. SOUL

If a country is going to transform – it starts at the head and cascades down through the levels. As the saying goes, “the fish rots from the HEAD.” – Leadership starts, and directs, the “fire”!
Greedership has Destroyed and is destroying Africa’s potential…

Greedership destroys… belief, values, integrity, potential, credibility, hope & action
A comprehensive plan for extensive social engineering is required to begin to RE-ENGINEER the IDENTITIY and Psyche of the country and it’s people as a COMPLETE WHOLE.

All levels must be address, energised, empowered and aligned towards a common and attractive vision for the greater good of ALL.
Resilience and the BELIEF OF the POSSIBILITY OF BETTER are the core aspects of each individual that is required to be re activated. Like the circus elephant who stands next to the pole with a thin rope around his leg. He has been “Mentally programmed” to be limited & Pathetic – He has “given up” on his REAL potential. The elephants’ mindset has limited or no hope of anything better… Our People are just the same. – We need leaders who are credible, competent and capable… no greeders who steal, and bleeders who break.

Greedership in Africa had led directly to the destruction of HOPE, BELIEF and potential. It is a courageous REAL leader with a strong new leadership team who can begin to turn the tide from greedership to Servant Service Leadership for the greater good of their people and mankind.

Africa is truly ready for such a transformation- The African stage is standing vacant, ready for an ethical and effective leadership team who will go down in the records of history as stepping up in a manner never seen before in the history of the planet. A legacy, that will last long after their time in service.  But that challenge is you have to have some intelligence to comprehend this.


Imagine.. if we could provide free digital education for our entire country…  we only need about 3% of what is being stolen by leaders and we could transform the future of every South African and their children.




Life Masters Services:

We can provide Consulting, Coaching, Workshops, Talks, Presentations, Materials, Facilitation, Project Management, Train the Trainer, Profiles & Assessments and Support; Strategic and Tactical support in partnership with clients to truly reengineer the potential and hope of the people through effective…

  • Social Engineering
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Development
  • Individual Transformation & Re Ennergising
  • Teamwork Development
  • Appreciative Inquiry Systems
  • Science of Happiness @ Work Foundation
  • Blue Ocean Strategies

Once we have a clearer idea of your needs and circumstances we can provide specific solutions for evaluating and implementing our concepts, principles and philosophies.

We look forward to supporting your new focus and initiatives in improving your services levels, productivity, performance and perceptions.


Tony Dovale
Chief Results Facilitator
Results @ (remove the spaces from the @)

Science of Happiness @ Work (iOpener Institute UK)  Higher Ground Leadership (Secretan)