Join Linsday for an intense and unforgettable development opportunity amid the grasslands and bush veldt of the Madikwe Game Resrve on the edge of the ancient Kalahari. A harsh setting, with its struggle for daily survival that has invaluable parallels with the concrete jungles inhabited by human beings.
A unique proposition, truly combining the best of business insights with lessons from the wild, in a setting that illustrates and promotes high performance: where success is the daily goal and effectiveness still makes the difference between life, death and species survival.
Back to nature and back to basics; a rare opportunity away from the noise, bustle and technology for participants to focus on what matters to them, their teams and their business, and where your presence in the wild is helping to keep it that way.
The stark reality of the bush veldt necessitates high performance team work. Prides of lions, packs of african wild dog and herds of elephant can only survive by working together. It is from these supreme team workeres that we discover what it takes to move from a team in name only to a dynamic high performance team.
At the heart of this experience is a rich schedule of facilitated development sessions, drawing upon lessons from the wild as they apply to leadership, strategies for survival and teamworking. These sessions are spread throughout the days and into the night by the fireside, interspersed with wilderness walks (optional), game drives and team and individual challenges. Quiet time to reflect and enjoy the peace is an integral part of this experience.
This is an experience that stomachs no platitudes, politicking or superficiality and promotes candid straight talking, personal reflection and full-blooded participation. Offering participants the opportunity to get back to some basics about the human being, how to positively connect with others, how to be yourself and have the courage and judgement to do the "right things" not just do "things right".
What our clients say ...
"If I could only do one piece of development in my lifetime - this would be it"
"offers significant benefit to team development at the most senior level"
"The 'Lessons from the Wild' event is an experience not to be missed"
"This is undersold as leadership development, it is so much more. I cannot express enough appreciation for the experience and its affect on how I view myself and others at home and at work"
"The use of animals to draw out animal behaviour and impacts on team performance is both innovative and effective, providing participants with a valuable lesson learnt almost every moment of the stay"
"Moment I will never forget, working by the flip chart looking up to see an elephant strolling by, lions roaring at dawn, the peace, the closeness to nature"
"we have never looked back as a team"
"regret we only chose the 3 night schedule but we are planning to come back"
Draw from our range of workshops or request a customised experience to meet the challenges and opportunities you face.