News — January 01, 2000
Colin Hall—Leadership Safari Training
One of the fascinating seminar leaders at the Barcelona Congress was Colin Hall, the Executive Chairman, Wooltru Limited, South Africa. He was born at the beginning of the Second World War. Starting very young to climb the ladder of corporate suc
One of the fascinating seminar leaders at the Barcelona Congress was Colin Hall, the Executive Chairman, Wooltru Limited, South Africa. He was born at the beginning of the Second World War. Starting very young to climb the ladder of corporate success, he became a lawyer. He went into business, joined a brewing company, South African Breweries, and became its CEO. He then joined Wooltru, an organization of 30,000 people, which he led for several years. Wooltru aspires to be the core of an uMphakathi (African community). To be part of an uMphakathi, you have to work with others on the inside. You have to “play music of the soul.” You have to have agonized with others of diverse, focused, interdependent trading enterprises, striving toward global effectiveness through leadership. Colin Hall is a great speaker and an admired leader in Europe and Africa. He offers Leadership Safari training in the wild South African setting at Sabi Sabi Game Lodge attended by South Africans and visitors from all over the world. Participants share stories of old African culture and customs told around a blazing campfire. These stories shape their understanding of leadership and become an integral part of the course. The Leadership Safari grew out of “Leadership—A Simpler Way,” a personal initiative started by Colin Hall in the early 90s to address the issues of leadership in Wooltru and South Africa. Over the past eight years, almost 5000 people from Wooltru, other businesses, government, educational institutions and various community organizations shared in its development. It draws from the remarkable diversity of its past participants, evolving from their shared will to understand leadership better and practice it more effectively.