Posts Tagged ‘leadership skills’

You are the Leader You Need

In the Northwoods, the leaves are all down and a few nights have dipped below freezing. Yet the weather overall has been great and these warm fall days seem so precious. With these final glorious days, I have taken a lot of time to work with horses.

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The Fourth Quarter Assessment

This last week, I went to a centered riding clinic to teach me to ride horses better. I have only been to one other clinic and it was over 10 years ago. I have no horsey friends around me. I largely live in a horse vacuum where it is just me and the horses. Almost everything I know I have learned from books, magazines and videos, but I have a real desire to know more and it is time I find someone to critique me.

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A Reason You Must Know Yourself

Here is a reason why you must know yourself, your personality type, and your leadership style. You must know these things because if you don’t, you are likely very inefficient and will never reach your full potential. How’s that for a reason? Let me say it again, if you don’t,  you will NEVER REACH YOUR FULL POTENTIAL.

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Life on Your Terms

Years ago someone asked me why with a master’s degree in ecology, I was interested in personal development? It didn’t take me long to reply “Because I need it.” There is a saying that we teach what we need most. That may or may not be true. I think we often teach what we are passionate about and we are passionate about what we pursue. For me I want to constantly be a better person. I want to live a full life of absorbing all the magic of the world and helping those around me have the best time we can together as they work to achieve their goals. That takes motivation, skills, and a certain amount of vision.

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A Vision of Leadership

After living this way, I realized that is what leadership is all about. It is about having a vision, building skills, motivating, walking the talk, following up, and keeping positive. It is really the same thing whether you are leading yourself or leading others, because leading is not about having followers, but engaged participants. (more…)

Horsing Around

I have been addicted to horse play lately. I have a desire to be with my horses almost all the time, even if it is just working in the barn as they are nearby. It has actually become a distraction from much of my life; my family, work projects, and even leadership studies… but then again, has it?

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It has taken me a long time to get to the intermediate level of horsemanship; about 14 years. During that time I have read a lot about horses and horse training. I have watched a lot of videos. I have owned 10 different horses (I know that is ridiculous), and I have even done some training with other people’s horses. I still have a lot to learn, a ton! I know that there is way more for me to learn than I know. I am not even halfway there. I haven’t even scratched the surface. I have, however, learned a great deal. (more…)