The Three Wise Monkeys depict ‘see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil’.  Those wise old monkeys can teach us a lot and we can translate these three skills into the workplace in the form of observe, listen and speak.

Monkeys aren’t the only creatures in the animal kingdom that we can learn from in regard to leadership and management skills.


What about giraffes? These giants of the animal world know how to stick their neck out, stand tall and take the higher view.


These are the fierce kings of the jungle, but despite the fact that they are ferocious predators, they always take care of the others within their pride.


Every wolf pack has a leader who knows that the survival of the pack is the most important thing. Pack leaders make decisions quickly and decisively.


These agile big cats use stealth and speed to track its prey.  They can adapt their techniques to their changing environment, something that is crucial in today’s fluctuating business world.

Great leaders:

Manage effectively  = Monkeys

Take an overview = Giraffes

Share Information = Lions

Empower through delegation = Wolves

Adopt a flexible leadership style = Leopards

Adapt to survive = All of the examples above

Just like the animal kingdom, a leader knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. Successful, leaders can turn a good team into a great team.

The animal kingdom is full of examples of leadership and management styles. These techniques can be translated into the human world to help businesses and companies survive.

Humans can definitely learn some important leadership lessons from animal leaders.

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