Critical Lessons in The Human ("Soft") Skills of Leadership Taught Through African Animal Fables
Plan Your Own Leadership Safari Keynote or Workshop*
*Fee dependent on structure selected
Self-leadership > Team-building > Corporate culture > Employee engagement > Leading ongoing change
If you're looking to captivate and immerse people in an experiential, practical, and hands on journey of the imagination, this completely unique style of presentation or workshop is exactly what you need!
Covering John's “Big Five Leadership Territories” these five keynote presentations and workshops can each stand alone, or be mixed and matched to create your own tailored Leadership Safaris itinerary.
An ex-CEO and master storyteller, John takes you deep into the African bush on journeys of the imagination to inspire and inform through his theatrically presented African animal fables.
Each of the five topics covers a key aspect of leadership, and starts with a short African animal fable that overviews a set of key principles and practices. The fable is then unpacked through real life examples, practical exercises, case studies, and anecdotes to deliver powerful lessons in a highly engaging way.
Keynote presentations can be tailored to run for 30 minutes to one hour. Individual workshops can be structured to run from 1 hour to 4 hours.
Fees start from $750, and are dependent on the package structure.
John will tailor each workshop to suit the needs of the delegates and the theme of your event.
The “Big Five Leadership Territories”:
1. Lions are Self-Led Leaders
Fable: "How the Lion Found Its Strength"
A recce of the 5 foundational principles of Self-Led Leadership and the Leadership Eco-System:
You can't lead others until you can lead yourself
The 5 principles of Self-Led Leadership
The Leadership Eco-System
2. No-one Follows a Rampaging Rhino
Fable: "How the Rhino Got Its Skin"
A close encounter with the 5 key practices for leading yourself so you can lead others well:
Developing a leadership philosophy
5 principles for leading yourself so you can lead others
Coaching, mentoring, and guiding
3. There's More Than 'Me' in Meerkat
Fable: "How the Meerkats Formed a Family"
Tracks the 5 habits of high-functioning teams:
The 5 habits of high-functioning teams
The power of co-operative teamwork
Leading through strengths
4. Engaged Elephants Can Dance
Fable: "How the Elephant Got Its Trunk"
A behind-the-scenes tour of the 5 principles of an Engaged Culture:
The power of an 'Engaged Culture'
The 5 principles of an Engaged Culture
Developing the corporate brand through culture and engagement
5. Leopards CAN Change Their Spots
Fable: "How the Leopard Got Its Spots"
An exploration of the 5 adaptation habits for leading in an era of ongoing change:
Creating employee-led change
5 adaptation habits for leading in the flow of ongoing change
Learning from change
Some Praise for John's Leadership Safari Keynote Presentations
"John's safari presentation... was probably the best of its kind I have seen in my 30-year career. The way John puts together stories about everyday African animals and relays them towards everyday commercial issues, is exceptional!"
Chris Peters, CEO, Tristar Maritime Logistics (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
“John is a great storyteller [and] a unique experience!”
Han te Riele, Managing Director, Brightlabs Pty Ltd (Melbourne, Australia)
“I find the African animal fable engaging and fascinating. Reminds me of George Orwell's Animal Farm… with real-life case studies, easy to understand explanation, and crystal clear presentation.”
Adam bin Abu Hanipah, General Manager, Railway Assets Corporation (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)