Richard N. Knowles and Associates founded in September 1996 views organizations as if they are living systems with a focus on creating a dynamical balance among the three core aspects of sustainable leadership:

  • Self-Organizing Leadership™
  • Operational Leadership
  • Strategic Leadership

The central process is Self-Organizing Leadership™ which opens up vast, proven possibilities for organizational transformation.

We bring a wide set of practical leadership experiences from a total of 34+ years in safety, personnel administration, manufacturing, and in 20+ years in consulting. We have worked with organizations in areas ranging from:

  • developing leadership skills with a strong safety focus;
  • intentional change processes;
  • improving community relations and
  • team building.

We have worked with a wide variety of organizations like city government, manufacturing plants, accounting firms, school boards, hospitals, and public service agencies.

Article – Transformation – “Engaging the Natural Tendency of Self-Organization”


“I have used it (Process Enneagram) in companies and communities in Australia, South Africa, Namibia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Mexico, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, China, Germany and Indonesia with groups as diverse as coal miners and steel makers through to lawyers, accountants and those charged with shaping the future of South Africa for the next 20 years. In every single case, I’ve been able to achieve results that would have been unheard of using other processes.”

~ Tim Dalmau, The Dalmau Network Group, Australia