Byron's Babbles

Leading Like A Safari

Posted in Educational Leadership, Global Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Development by Dr. Byron L. Ernest on November 27, 2022

Yesterday I wrote Leading Like Giraffe after visiting Tennessee Safari Park in Alamo, Tennessee. The visit also made me think about how organizations are much like a safari. A safari is a journey. Really, aren’t all organizations on a journey? Safari’s typically provide revenue for local conservation projects and game parks, helping to protect habitats and wildlife, rather than taking them out. Safari’s also play an important role in creating awareness about wildlife conservation, as well as benefiting local communities. Huh, sounds like what responsible leaders, organizations, and businesses do. A modern safari is a socially responsible journey. So should leading an organization.

The more I looked into the safari, organizational, and corporate worlds, and then the routines, rules and ways of communication, the more I realized how beneficial it would be if the organizational/corporate world could learn from nature. For one thing, nature never wastes. Also, the areas of personal development of leadership and teamwork skills, and social responsibility are opportunities we must not miss. Let’s all make sure we are taking our leadership journeys seriously and leaving the world in a better place than we found it.

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