One of many powerful success lessons from Africa's Big Cats that I share in my keynote presentations is how to survive brutal competition by innovating and doing what no-one else is doing. As the smallest (by shoulder height) of the large predators, the leopard has to constantly compete with the much more powerful hyena and lion, both species of which tend to specialise in hunting essentially large herbivores. The leopard on the other hand, is an extremely versatile hunter, able to hunt a very diverse variety of prey, from medium to small mammals down to small birds and even reptiles. This adaptability allows the leopard to come up with innovative hunting strategies in response to the conditions in which it finds itself.
The benefits of being able to innovate and adapt can be extended to success in business and even