Associate Professor, Rhodes Business School. Noel Pearse is an associate professor in the Rhodes Business School at Rhodes University, functioning as the Academic Co-ordinator. He lectures primarily in the fields of Leadership, People Management, Strategy Implementation, Change Management and Research Methodology. His research interests lie mainly in the areas of leadership development, tacit knowledge, staff retention, voluntary organisations, organisational change and development. He has consulted to, and conducted training on behalf of National Parliament, government departments, NGO’s and private companies, including extensive work in the automotive industry.