Liesje Mommer Liesje Mommer Leading the Wageningen Biodiversity Initiative & Professor Plant Ecology & Nature Conservation at Wageningen University & Research

We at Wageningen UR are working on an urgent societal global issue: bending the curve of biodiversity loss back into a positive direction. All active participants are excellent scientists from Wageningen UR in their disciplines, yet we felt that ‘real change’ needs something else than convincing facts. And that is where David came in: he […]

Zee Shami | Corporate Culinary Team-Building Specialist | Owner & Director of Operations at ZeeTheCook Culinary Studio | SHFM RISING STAR 20-2021 🌟Goldman Sachs Scholar

Working with David is a life-changing experience and has impacted my life, my career and my relationships in a profound way (especially the relationship I have with myself). It’s an honor and a privilege to receive wisdom from a naturally born world shaker. David uses a very unique approach, which is VERY different than other […]

Feminine Rising

What is it like to be living in a time of epochal change, the dusk of the masculine-natured old epoch, and dawn of the feminine-natured new epoch, one receding, the other rapidly on-setting? Subject to your nature of pursuit in life, if you are a lady, you feel this change – to a greater or […]

The Agile Leader

Definition of agile: marked by ready ability to move with quick easy grace; having a quick resourceful and adaptable character. There is a new breed of leaders, rising under the radar. The agile leader is there not for themselves but for what they believe in, which is bigger than them. He or she are quite […]

Leading Through Crisis

Times of crisis and acute uncertainty push people beyond their habitual thinking and behavioural thresholds. When this happens, people become open to themselves in deeper ways, thereby awakening dormant aspects of their natural human potential. This can cause a dramatic elevation in instinctive pick-up and perception capacity. So, they become self-aware in unfamiliar ways which […]

Being Prepared for the Unexpected

To prepare for radical change, some people build underground shelters that come complete with all manner of cutting edge survival technologies and enough food stored for a couple of decades. There is, however, one snag with that way of thinking.

Am I a Natural Born Leader?

By birth-right potential, every human being is a natural born leader – of oneself. You and I are born to lead ourselves and leading ourselves is where the living essence of leadership becomes intimately relevant to each one of us.

The Essence of Culture Change

A well-executed corporate culture change process is a complex operation that requires the launching of several well-synchronized parallel processes with clearly defined time frames and objectives.

The Power of Gentle

You are invited in this Fulcrum episode to step into the mental teleportation chamber; to be beamed out into a space observatory that lucidly live streams any place on earth; where you can, at will, mentally zoom in and out of any location on the globe in a fraction of a second. What are you […]

Understanding Change: The Feminine Rising

Dramatic changes throughout history are often preceded by a sudden ‘left field’ occurrence that serves as a powerful trigger catalyst for a destiny-shaping event. You have no doubt took notice of events regarding women coming forward and taking a firm, vociferous stand in the matters of gender inequality. With all its profound significance, what is […]

The Power Of Belief

Being the author of remarkable breakthroughs and turnarounds throughout history, belief is a high-octane, self-generated catalyst of making things happen. Belief is a mystery play, of awakening innate potentialities without knowing how. Because the signal of belief is compelling upon hidden powers that lie in waiting, in and outside the person. When a person is […]

Leadership Dynamics: Purpose And Impartiality

There are certain developmental propositions that live at the heart of leadership development. Amongst the leaders of the pack are purpose perception and developing impartiality. There is a deep connection between the two that is important to understand. Purpose – dictionary definition: the reason for which something is done or created or for which something […]

Why Leaders Need Coaches

The 21st century is an unforgiving ecology. In a shape-shifting marketplace, one person’s mistake is another’s opportunity. It’s an uncompromising playground, where the nature of the game keeps changing with no warning, thereby defining the leadership qualities that are needed in order to survive and thrive. This comes in five parts: Part One:      The […]

The Voice Of Leadership

Living in a different dimension to the screeching sounds of the daily grind are the mute cries of the things that long to be heard, looking for people that possess the ability to faithfully and without bias be the voice of their message. A high form of service Being a voice for that which is […]

The Three C’s Of Leading Breakthroughs

All meaningful breakthroughs – from science to the humanities to technology – are born in the minds of individuals. Whether these breakthroughs translate into useful applications depend on the three C’s: Communication; Conversation and Concentration. Let’s cut straight to the chase. Communication When you communicate, what you utter comes out of a gradient of perceptions […]

The Challenge Of World Leaders In Dealing With Belief Systems

How to handle belief systems that cannot be reasoned with? Part one: Foundational insights Part two: The leadership challenge Part three: A way forward Part One: Foundational Insights The belief dimension in human affairs Belief is the power generator of the heartbeat of humanity. When you and I believe in something together and are wise […]

Why World Leaders Miss The Point Regarding Leadership

Note: This Fulcrum addresses a fundamental, pivotal element regarding the purpose of leadership. To help make the point, it is dressed with the mantle of world leadership. It is as relevant to human dynamics at all levels and practices, down to the individual. Never confront people with a demand to make the wrong choices We […]

The 101 Most Influential Person

‘Time’ magazine recently published its list of who – to the perception of its authors – are the 100 most influential individuals in world affairs in 2014. A mix of anything from the well intending to one or two who are, to all intents and purposes, accomplished executioners; thereby magnifying the depth of confusion that […]

Self-Leadership And The Shrink Factor

The Human Miracle One of life’s great wonders is the inverse relationship between the shear minuteness of our size and the greatness of our gifted capabilities. Such a tiny little spec of a thing is able to assimilate perceptions from the mundane to the incredible; engage in potently meaningful processes and exercise an unlimited, ever […]

The Nature of Human Transformation

This Fulcrum features three players:  The universe  The 21st century  The human The Universe Connect for a moment to the feeling of watching the universe in a clear night and the sense of awe, depth and stillness, evoked by the glorious sight of the twinkling brilliance of countless stars and galaxies mixed with the perception […]

Giving and Receiving Feedback

How do I come across? What can I do to improve? What am I unaware of? These questions often cross our minds, and can send us seeking for that essential data called ‘feedback’. Giving and receiving feedback happens at both the conscious and semi-conscious levels. Any meeting of people presents an opportunity for feedback, which […]

The Inner Theatres of Decision-Making

This somewhat extended Fulcrum was originally prompted by events within the European union, where the quality – or lack of – decision-making processes is being acutely magnified. Decision-making is a make-it-or-break-it leadership capability and as such it is vital to be aware of the inner formations that drive our decision-making processes, some of which are highlighted […]

Cultural Intelligence

A little case-study of East versus West: The outwardly reactive versus the inwardly reflective There are as many variants of intelligence as there are humans alive. Each one of us with his/her unique blend of mental capabilities that determine how we bring to conscious usage what we are aware of and what we know to […]

The First Commandment of Leadership

The first commandment of leadership is: Let the purpose lead. Leadership is a service industry to facilitate progress, change and evolution. With as little ego as possible, where it is never about who is leading but what is leading. The primary inner focus of a leader is not on leading people but on perceiving, translating, […]

The Cradle Of Self-Leadership

The best way to approach the subject of self-leadership is through personal experience. Standing your ground Remember the last time you stood your ground? Where by your grit, wit and intelligence, you managed to advance through a challenge that threatened to derail you from your path? And how you connected to the bigger person in […]