Archives of Leadership Lessons from Nature

Solitude

Nature’s Gift of Solitude

Humanity needs no reminder that our lives have become more and more frenetic – in multiple ways. Solitude is almost a lost art in these times of ultra-connectedness.  We live in a fast-paced world of bombarding information and increasing expectations of instant connection, with less emphasis on the quality of that connection. This can lead […]
fertile culture

Compassion, Cacao and Corporate Culture

“Dark chocolate brown rich soil” The first two words possibly have you more excited than the last three. However, many of us earthy types who love to dig our hands into our vegetable gardens, or who have walked in pristine indigenous forests, possibly find soil as appealing to our senses, as we would dark chocolate. […]
foxes

Foxes with DragonFly Eyes

There is a 2,700 year old saying about foxes and hedgehogs written by an ancient Greek poet, that paints a profound analogy of leadership styles today. A fox knows many things, but the hedgehog, only one important thing.  This fragment from Archilochus’s poetry, was made famous, in the 1950s, by Isaiah Berlin’s philosophical writing. The […]