Art of Leadership

Are you leading your horse or life or are they leading you?

“If you want to get the best out of someone – you must look for the best that is within them. Leadership develops daily, not in a day” – John C. Maxwell

As horse owners we all know how important it is to be a good leader to your horse, but have you ever thought how those skills transition into your daily life. Leadership and career are inter-related. It is a big leap from being a manager, senior manager, vice president to board member.

Do you want to know what people think of your leadership style? How are you perceived? What signals do you send out unconsciously?

Using the principles of experiential learning we will lead you through a series of hands-on exercises and will talk about the underlying metaphors.

  • Leading positions and leadership styles
  • The comfort zone of your employees
  • Public, social/business, personal and intimate distances
  • Communication without a mask
  • 360-degree feedback and the meta-feedback of horses

AHA Leadership Programmes examine and improve the effectiveness of your leadership. We are not looking at what you do as a leader but more importantly who you are being as a leader. Being an extraordinary leader means being present and open to listening to your team. Even in the best teams fear of making a mistake, looking bad or appearing stupid inhibits best performance. It is up to you as the leader to create the environment where breakthrough ideas can be voiced and heard without fear.

Working with horses you will learn how to synchronise your intention – mentally, emotionally and physically. When you start using this new knowledge with your team they will feel motivated, excited and willing to work with you, which will lead to a new level of performance.

Remember: If you can encourage a horse to trust and follow, you can encourage people to do the same!