What Horses Teach Us About Leadership

“Titles are granted, but it’s your behaviour that wins you respect.” These are the opening words to the first practice of The Leadership Challenge by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner and the importance of these words rang out in my ears during last weekends workshop in Sweden when one of my students, Emilia asked me, “How do I get this … Continue reading

How Do You Deal With Obstacles?

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I’ve just got back from the yard where I have been moving my horses from their day to night pasture. I don’t know what it is with the weather today but there was a lot of high jinks going on. Usually pretty placid the horses were all animated and just wanted to run, buck and play so I let them … Continue reading

The Business of Purpose

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Two bricklayers are working alongside one another at a building site. A man walks by and asks one of them what they’re doing. The first bricklayer replies, “I don’t know and I don’t care. All I do is slap this crummy mortar on these crummy bricks and pile them up in a crummy line.” The other bricklayer smiles, proudly proclaiming, … Continue reading