Why Second Crack?
We love to see leaders grow and become their best selves. We also love coffee. And we realized that developing leaders and producing great coffee have a lot in common — metaphorically speaking, of course.
During the coffee roasting process, an audible first crack indicates that the basic characteristics of the coffee are released. However, it takes more time and heat to develop the full potential of a premium coffee. It is when you hear the second crack that the rich flavours and deep aromas, the true essence, of the coffee have fully developed.
Similarly, we guide leaders beyond their ‘first crack’ in exploring and developing their true essence. It is a journey that takes time, experience, and occasionally some heat.
Why The Leadership Podcast?
In today’s complex business environment leaders must transform themselves first, before leading transformation in their organization. This self-transformation builds on the self-awareness developed through reflection, feedback, and learning as a leader.
Our Leadership Podcast provides a space to explore leadership paradoxes and dilemmas, and to ask thought-provoking questions. It is like having a conversation with a friend over a cup of coffee in a relaxed atmosphere, inviting reflection to gain new insights, see different perspectives, and generate new thinking.
As an experienced leader, you benefit more from reflecting on thought-provoking questions than listening to well-intended but oversimplified ‘how-to’ advice.