Daring leaders must care for and be connected to the people they lead. Given the reality of the world we live in today, that means leaders must create and hold spaces that rise to a higher standard of behaviour that we experience in politics, news and life. A lot of leaders talk about a culture of care and a paradigm of breaking down the silos. Most don’t walk the talk. Esme Borgelt not only walks it; but is a shining light in the FMCG industry. Who we are, is how we lead.