Taming Your Crocodiles Practices "Taming Your Crocodiles Practices provides the tools to unlearn fear-based leadership. A must for those ready to move past lip-service to liberation."

— Toni Townes-Whitley, President, US Regulated Industries, Microsoft
Named one of Bloomberg's 10 Best Books on Leadership in 2018, TAMING YOUR CROCODILES: Unlearn Fear & Become a True Leader gives practical knowledge to unlock your potential for growth by overcoming your "crocodiles."

"I am deeply impacted by Taming Your Crocodiles. I can speak personally and freely on this topic because this work has liberated me to lead more fearlessly at Microsoft and beyond."

Toni Townes-Whitley
Corporate VP, Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector & Industry

"Hylke's work helps you get to the level of your most authentic leadership and to tap into that to move big organizations through complex problems."

Rene Yoakum
General Manager, Microsoft

"Hylke is very good at taking an objective and trying to get underneath what that really means. He challenged some of the organization's thinking."

Tracey Fellows
CEO, REA Group

"I seriously recommend Leader as Coach, because it allows you to explore individual growth from a different perspective."

Augusto Muench
President, Boehringer Ingelheim South America

"This work produced a level of transparency and trust we had never before seen on the team. This has ended up being extraordinarily powerful for us."

John Rex
Former CFO, 3DR

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Taming Your Crocodiles

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TYC: Practices

Taming Your Crocodiles Practices is a personal tool for all leaders and followers looking to master authenticity and find greater purpose in their daily journey. Imagine the opportunity to explore who we are and what we want to accomplish — without fear.


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"I do believe that the issue of fear is personal and that is why it is buried in the workplace. Taming Your Crocodiles is groundbreaking not only because of its structured methodology, but also for its courage in calling out the issue itself."
Toni Townes-Whitley
Corporate VP, Microsoft

"In this simple but transformative book you have everything – absolutely everything – you need to go on life’s greatest journey – to grow as a leader not by changing yourself but rather by discovering who you are becoming."
Chris Ernst
Global Head of People & Organization Potential, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Author, Boundary Spanning Leadership

"Taming Your Crocodiles is a daring and important addition to the field of leadership development."
Vijay Govindarajan
Coxe Distinguished Professor, Dartmouth College's Tuck School of Business; Marvin Bower Fellow 2015–16, Harvard Business School; New York Times, Wall Street Journal Best-selling Author

"The future enters into us, in order to transform itself in us, long before it happens."
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"Permeate every mind with an atmosphere that allows people - in fact, encourages people to see things as they are, not the way they wished it would be."
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"The task of leadership is not to put greatness into humanity, but to elicit it, for the greatness is already there."
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"Leadership is being human under pressure."
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"When I give I give myself."
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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
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"Always do what you're afraid of."
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"Wisdom without compassion is ruthlessness, and compassion without wisdom is folly."
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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them."
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"Don't worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
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"The epitome of poise: no matter how crazy it gets, I am there to operate at my best."
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"When you're young minded you take things personally, when you're older you personally don't mind."
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"Manage compassionately."
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"I had many moments of disappointment, but I always found that by showing up at my lab, I would gain a notion of what to do next."
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"If we are arrested every day, if we are exploited every day, if we are trampled on every day, don't ever let anyone pull you so low as to hate them. We must use the weapon of love."
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Rainer Maria Rilke
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Jack Welch
John Buchan
Hylke Faber
Walt Whitman
Margaret Mead
Mary Emerson
Fred Kofman
Bruce Lee
Howard Thurman
Pete Carroll
Jonathan Flint
Jeff Weiner
Eric R. Kandel
Martin Luther King, Jr.