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How nature can inspire a new type of leadership

Leaders and organisations told us ‘building back better’ and ‘no more business as usual’ is how it would work in the post-COVID corporate world. While detail was thin on the ground it did leave the door open for people like Giles Hutchins to step forward, cross a few t’s and dot a few i’s and paint a picture of what the specifics might look like.

In his book Leading by Nature, Hutchins has produced a practical playbook leaders and organisations can use to make regenerative behaviour a way to build back better. In the rhythms of nature, Hutchins has found lessons everywhere that leaders can use to transform the cultures that underpin their enterprises.

“Giles helps us to throw destructive management school orthodoxy out of the window and instead embrace nature as the true inspiration for how we should lead and organise,” says Mike Barry, director of Eco Ltd, and former head of Plan A, Marks & Spencer.

Leaders and organisations promising better, or sustainable, or more inclusive practices won’t make expectation levels rise but it’s why people like Hutchins matter because they offer tools, blueprints and a different vision of what better can be.

Catch up with my interview with Giles to learn more from the pages of Leading by Nature.

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Marc is Editor-at-Large for Innovators Magazine and host of INSIDE IDEAS, his OnePoint5Media video podcast show. Marc is a member of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, Resilient Futurist, and award-winning Global Food Reformist.


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