Monthly Archives: December 2012

Moving Forward—Creating Space for Imagination

I’m amazed that the giraffe only sleeps about thirty minutes each day with rest periods broken into six five-minute naps. The alert animal constantly grazes to discover new areas to feed because if the herd stands too long and becomes … Continue reading

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A Violent Birth—The Cycle of Falls and Rises

Giraffes are vulnerable at birth. The event is a rude awakening, a survival test, and a rough-and-tumble introduction onto the plains of Africa. The calf drops from its mother’s pouch, building speed that severs the umbilical cord. As the calf … Continue reading

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Gentle Giants: Open Versus Closed Leadership

Nurturing traits that lead to trust are not only found in relationships between giraffes, but also between companies and customers–especially in the twenty-first century. Today CEOs must take a more engaging approach with customers. They must end the unilateral approach that occasionally offers a … Continue reading

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