Dogs that love to run after things – like sticks, balls and cars – typically do so instinctively, not necessarily with a purpose in mind. And when the dog catches the bus, well then what? This metaphor reminds me of small businesses (or individuals) who suddenly...

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,...

By Pete Laburn My leadership journey began early in my life. It was kickstarted by various opportunities from captaining sports teams to participating in student leadership activities and reinforced by serving in leadership roles at church, in charity organisations and on school boards. As I took on...

By Pete Laburn The bush is my safe space. It is where I go to rest, reflect and rejuvenate my mind. It has been the setting for some of my most cherished family memories.  It also supports my livelihood - as a place where I leverage its...

Nelson Mandela continues to be a source of wisdom and inspiration for our Lead with Humanity immersions, where we support leaders around the world in finding their purpose and leading with humanity. In his honour, as world celebrated his 105th Birthday, we reflect on some...

At best, ours is a world in flux. At worst, it’s in chaos. Over the past 200 years of capitalism we have made money the yardstick of success, sadly choosing to define ourselves by our material possessions and wealth. Compound this with more recent events,...

The global (and national) events of 2022 have fueled the fires of complexity, anxiety and uncertainty still lingering from the Covid pandemic and the subsequent economic and social shutdown. Through the tragedy, the year has presented an intense learning journey for many individuals, teams and...

Resilience fatigue has hit. Global economic upheaval, the climate crisis and social turmoil — to say nothing of our local experiences of load shedding, water cuts and political instability — has made the expectation and experience of being resilient exhausting. And yet there’s no doubting its...

Anxiety, fear, uncertainty and unrealistic pressure. Toxic environments, difficult managers, verbal abuse and sexual harassment. The mental health issues that people face in the workplace today are numerous and various. They range from extreme stress to extreme boredom, and are punctuated by all of the...