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Human 2 

Bold leadership through
crisis and change
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LEADING 
IN A CRISIS

In Human 2: Bold leadership through crisis and change, you’ll read deeply personal accounts from 20 successful leaders who have all navigated through difficult times. From surviving extraordinarily challenging childhoods, to making it through economic crises, adapting businesses to volatile market conditions, managing imposter syndrome and overcoming personal illnesses, every single one has had their own unique obstacles in the pathway to where they are now. 

MEET SOME OF OUR BOLD LEADERS

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DAVID GONSKI

"Looking back on my career, what I am most proud of is achieving change. I feel that you get more
satisfaction when you do things that impact society rather than when you focus solely on creating
individual wealth."

Business Leader, Company Director & Philanthropist

VANESSA SORENSON

"I believe what makes a great leader is empathy, empathy and more empathy."

Managing Director - Microsoft New Zealand

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FLAVIA TATA NARDINI

"Leadership is about purpose and finding ways to help, not just create profit."

CEO and Co-Founder - Fleet Space Technologies

PAVAN VYAS

"Successful leadership in difficult times requires combining foresight with agility."

CEO - RUSH

JANE HUXLEY

"The biggest challenge I’ve had to manage is being able to clearly separate my head and my heart in
business. I conclude that you need both."

General Manager - Spotify EMEA

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KON KARAPANAGIOTIDIS

"There’s no point moving as quick as you can if no one’s behind you. What you’re going to build with
others is so much more impactful and important than what you could have done on your own."

CEO - Asylum Seeker Resource Centre

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DARREN LINTON

"With the many challenges that we are facing in our world, it’s the similar human values we hold that will see us through."

CEO - Yellow New Zealand

MICHELLE PERUGINI

"We have all endured hard times and we all experience failure. The ability to adapt and learn means that failure is always a means and never an end."

Co-Founder and CEO - Presagen and Life Whisperer

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ANDREW BARNES

"When somebody works for you, you are borrowing them from their life. If you recognise this and
give something back, you will get a better performance and you will get a better outcome."

4 Day Week Architect, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

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NOW

ARE YOU AN 

EMPATHETIC LEADER?

There are many important traits that make up a great leader – decisiveness, adaptability, innovation, problem solving and many more. Interestingly to us, the leaders in Human identified empathy as the single most important trait for leaders. Fairly new to the conversation, empathy as a leadership trait is changing the relationship between leaders and their teams. Genuinely caring for people, giving them a voice and admitting to being human are all finally being acknowledged as critical in taking people on the journey. So, what makes an empathetic leader, and are you one? 

 

Take our assessment to find out how you stack upon when it comes to the 13 characteristics of empathetic leadership.