More about Muru What’s in a name?

Muru means ‘path’ or ‘pathway’ in the Eastern Australian language of Darug. It’s an apt name for what we do as it describes the journey we follow in life. It’s often depicted in Australian Aboriginal art by this symbol:

About Muru Leadership - Muru - depicted in Australian Aboriginal art

From our name, at Muru Leadership we believe that success and fulfilment don’t just come through achieving a goal; what you experience on the journey is just as important.

Rob Cross - Founder & CEO - Muru Leadership

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Meet Rob

Although born in the UK, Rob grew up in a small country town in Victoria, Australia. From an early age he developed a deep passion for understanding people and for leadership. Since beginning his career as a Civil Engineer in the Australian Air Force, this passion transformed into his career, and ultimately, into his purpose.

After leaving the Air Force in 2004, Rob returned to the UK. Throughout the time that’s followed he’s worked in a variety blue-chip companies across the world. In each role Rob’s focus was on developing leaders so they can improve performance by empowering people to deliver their best contribution. As a leader and a human, Rob has also focused on ‘practicing what he preaches’, even in times when life and work have been at their most challenging.

In creating Muru, Rob’s fulfilling his purpose in life – to unlock the potential in others. Through Muru, Rob brings together over 20 years of research, practical experience of developing others and hands on leadership, to create a new approach to unlocking true potential.

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