The Monkey & The Rhino is a tale of overcoming adversity by being yourself and the follies of comparing ourselves to others. It follows the short journey of a Monkey trying to deal with a challenge and the poor advice of his friend the Rhino.
The story of the Monkey & the Rhino was inspired by the amazing and unique people I worked with in my corporate career. So often, the most amazing people I worked with were simply told to toughen up. The leaders in our business made it to the top by being tough and expected everyone else to do the same. I saw too many beautiful Monkeys weighed down with mud and clay, too many struggling to fit in and many feeling forced to leave.
Diverse teams are critical to overcome the challenges of the future. We need to help all the amazing creatures around us.