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Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook

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Jonathan Cook is executive director and senior lecturer at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) of the University of Pretoria and teaches in the areas of leadership, personal development and organizational behaviour. He is the creator of the GIBS web-based career coaching facility called neXt (www.next.gibs.ac.za). He is also program director of the African Leadership Program, a joint program with the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD); and Teaching the Practice of Management, a project of the Association of African Business Schools, created to develop case teaching skills among business school faculty in Africa. He is chairman of the Association of African Business Schools and directs a program called SADCnet, to build capacity in new business schools in the Southern African Development Community. He is a counselling psychologist and his teaching, research and consulting interests include leadership, executive development, team effectiveness, interpersonal skills, and self-assessment and peer feedback in leadership development. He is also the owner of Thornhill Associates (Pty) Ltd, which offers online 360-degree feedback services. After qualifying as a counselling psychologist, he spent ten years with the National Institute for Personnel Research, finally as Head of Assessment and Counselling. His next fifteen years were at the Wits Business School, where he founded the Management Development Unit and later became director of academic programs, before joining GIBS in 2004.