25th August 2017

Belron and Afrika Tikkun Paint the Township Purple

Belron and Afrika Tikkun go to paint a school purple, and discover that all you need is love... together they raise awareness and break the stigma against people with disability Here is a short video...

Posted by Jefferson Cann

15th October 2016

The Extraordinary Leadership Journey 2017

Extraordinary Leadership is delighted to announce that the next Leadership Journey will run in Kenya from 21st-29th January 2017. During this time participants will discover new dimensions of who...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

1st July 2016

So you think you’re a leader, eh? Could you Work to Emancipate Women in Africa’s largest slum?

How do you stack up against the inspirational founders of the Kibera Girls Soccer Academy (KGSA), Byrones Khainga and Abdula Kassim? Kibera is Africa’s largest urban slum.  To give you an idea of...

Posted by Jefferson Cann

29th March 2016

A world-leading example of true empowerment

Nigel and I have just returned from another Extraordinary Leadership Journey to Johannesburg with a management team from Belron Canada, hosted by Afrika Tikkun. The empowerment programme for mothers...

Posted by Jefferson Cann

12th January 2016

What is the Global Leadership Journey?

Overview Every act of leadership is a statement of who you are. Leadership development is not about skills, it’s a matter of being different in a way that is unique to you. When you are able to...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

25th November 2014

The Extraordinary Leadership Journey scheduled for 2015

The Extraordinary Leadership Journey is an incredible experience. You can hear previous participants talking at our Facebook group page. Participants must be in good health and are advised to...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

24th February 2014

A New Model for Leveraging the Value and Effectiveness of Leadership Development through combining it with CSR Activities

Our work over the past five years through the Extraordinary Leadership Journey to Kenya has proven the value of delivering intensive leadership development programmes in environments that strongly...

Posted by Jefferson Cann

2nd December 2013

LeadNow! helps develop young leaders in Kenya

Our new venture for 18 to 25 year olds, LeadNow! held a workshop attended by 190 students at Mount Kenya University in Thika, Kenya. This is what the students thought ... more information...

Posted by Jefferson Cann

24th July 2013

New Leadership Journey in India Scheduled for January 2014

The Extraordinary Leadership Journey Stripped of your status, your power, the hierarchical deference of those in your organisation, your cultural reference points, your emotional shields and...

Posted by Jefferson Cann

6th May 2013

Leadership Discoveries as the Waves Recede

Just over a week ago I participated in the powerful experience of the Purple Beach Launch (, created by Annemie Ress and her team.  I didn't want to pre-limit the creative and...

Posted by Jefferson Cann

30th January 2013

Leadership Development in Kibera

January's Extraordinary Leadership Journey concluded in Kibera, home to over a million people, and Kenya’s largest slum. There we had the opportunity to work with young Kiberans, who are themselves...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

30th January 2013

Summit Schools and the Leadership Journey

Last week’s Extraordinary Leadership Journey was the first in 18 months. Facilitators Jefferson Cann and Nigel Linacre were delighted to see that so much progress has been made at Summit Schools. The...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

30th October 2012

Executives in Africa Leadership Stretch

In 2013 a dozen western executives will work in rural Kenyan schools for a week as part of their leadership journey. "This will enable them to access dimensions of their being that are inaccessible...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

16th August 2012

Broadcast of an interview of Jefferson by David William Gibbons

In conversation with David William Gibbons: this interview will be broadcast by David on his Saturday Edition August 18, 2012 3.00pm Pacific/6.00pm Eastern/22.00 GMT. David and Jefferson explore the...

Posted by Jefferson Cann

9th July 2012

Jefferson talks about the Evolution of Leadership Consciousness

A conversation between Jefferson and Kingsley Dennis of WorldShift International has just been published on the WorldShift website: Jefferson, discusses...

Posted by Jefferson Cann

25th June 2012

Leadership Development in the Congo

We recently co-facilitated a leadership development event in Kinshasa. Working with Deo Nyamusenge of International Space Consulting, we led a week of a programme developed for the Centre d’Études...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

1st June 2012

4th International Developing Leadership Capacity Conference

We are speaking at the Centre for Leadership Studies (“CLS”) 4th International Developing Leadership Capacity Conference. Held at Exeter University, the Conference will bring together a range of...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

29th May 2012

1st 3D Leadership Programme for Development Professionals

The first 3-Dimensional Leadership event ran 19th-20th May in Hampshire, UK. Led by Chris Monk, the objective is to empower facilitators and trainers to work with the 3D Leadership Framework...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

29th May 2012

Working with the Earth Foundation

Extraordinary Leadership is proud to working with the Earth Foundation. We’re helping to develop an Ecojourney that will enable supporters of the Earth Foundation to visit Columbian rain forests and...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

27th May 2012

Leading in Complex Worlds

Extraordinary Leadership features in the International Leadership Association’s recently published Leading in Complex Worlds. Our work, "If you would lead me" is this year's concluding chapter...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

27th May 2012

1st Advances in Leadership Event

We contributed to the first Advances in Leadership Conference. Organised by Dr. Nigel MacLennan of the Centre for Leadership Innovation and hosted by London Metropolitan Business School, this...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

9th March 2012

Article on 3-Dimensional Leadership

We are working more widely and in more depth with 3-Dimensional Leadership.  We are also in the process of developing our 3-Dimensional Leadership Profiling tool - more on theat in a little while...

Posted by Jefferson Cann

29th January 2012

WellBoring Plumbs New Depths

WellBoring, the registered charity set up by the founders of Extraordinary Leadership and two participants in our journeys to Kenya, held WellBoring events in London and Wiltshire in January. As well...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

25th January 2012

The Power of Storytelling

The stories we tell ourselves - our "life narratives" - create and maintain the realities we experience.  This is why storytelling has always been at the centre of human life, from camp-fires to...

Posted by Jefferson Cann

13th January 2012

More Extraordinary Leadership Journeys to Maragua

We are launching two more Extraordinary Leadership Journeys to Kenya this year. The Journeys provide an opportunity to take your leadership to new levels and run 23rd- 28th June and 20th-25th...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

30th December 2011

Greetings from Kenya

Participants in our Extraordinary Leadership Journeys get to work at Summit Schools in Kenya. Here’s an end of year report from co-founders James and Karen Ngugi. 2011 has been the longest year in...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

22nd December 2011

An Extraordinary Year

2011 has been a great year for Extraordinary Leadership. We ran our first 100+ participant Leadership Development Program gaining more than 99% positive recommendation. Helen Battersby has become a...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

27th November 2011

First Borehole Provides Water for Kenyan Schools

Summit Schools in central Kenya now has water security, thanks in part to Extraordinary Leadership. We co-established a charity when two participants on our Extraordinary Leadership Journey decided a...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

19th November 2011

We Join the Centre for Leadership Studies

Co-founders Jefferson Cann and Nigel Linacre have become Affiliates of the Centre for Leadership Studies, part of Exeter University's Business School. This provides an opportunity to work with...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

13th November 2011

Three More Partners Join Extraordinary Leadership

Anne Stenbom, Chris Monk and Helen Battersby have all joined Extraordinary Leadership as Partners. Helen Battersby has already been working with us facilitating leadership development in England and...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

6th November 2011

Working within the International Leadership Association

The International Leadership Association's Annual Conference provided an opportunity to meet scores of leadership scholars and development practitioners from America, Asia and Africa, as well as...

Posted by Nigel Linacre

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