Our lives are segmented into two basic worlds, our personal and our professional, both intrinsically linked. These two worlds define us, shape us, influence us, and they hold deep and meaningful impacts on who we are. Our perspective and perception of these worlds holds a great influence on how we continue to develop as we move through life and the resulting interaction with those worlds.
" Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another" John C. Maxwell
"There is a difference between being a leader and being a boss.
Both are based on authority. A boss demands blind obedience; a leader earns his authority through understanding and trust." Klaus Balkenhol
A true leader is one takes on the responsibilty for the group's well being. Whether it is in our personal life or our professional life, being a leader is all about bringing individuals together and ensuring they thrive as a result of being in the group. This is at the core of herd based thinking.
Leaders are either chosen by the group or appointed by those that are disconnected from the group. In either situation, it falls upon that leader to earn the trust of the group and garner its respect in order to properly lead them. Leaders accomplish this through various methods.
We work with those that seek a group connection that will promote: team building, communicative behaviors, problem solving, team structure, and open thinking. We work with the horses to better understand how we as individuals understand leadership and how the group functions as a herd. Herd mentality is one that always looks for the betterment of the group while maintaining the individual personalties. This mentality allows a greater potential for the group to thrive and not simply survive.
This may sound like a concept reserved solely for professionals, but in actuality, leadership holds the same truths and ideals for family and personal life just the same.
Understanding our emotional agility aids us in accesing our intuition, allowing us to better understand us and our team. Intuition is a key part and one that is not as honed and recognized. Utilizing this style is in stark contrast to the simple management style which utilizes only one aspect of our mind. Emotional based thinking is thinking without a box at all. This type of thinking integrated with our rational minds allows us to find the best solutions to challenges and choose the right people for the task at hand. It allows us to deepen our relation with our team in order to better understand what they need to be successful. Utilizing our rational left brain mind-set as well as our emotional right brain mind-set creates a more complete leader that can work towards the group's benefit.