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From Shutdown to Shining

Everything in my life always comes back to horses.  It’s not just that they’ve been a passion, and it’s not just the physical presence of the little herd that lives in the back.  It’s the lessons they’ve taught me that … Continue reading

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Leadership lessons from horses

Inclement weather and a crisis at work have been a roadblock to working with the horses in the last couple of weeks.  They get hugs and scratches from me, during evening chores – and seem happy to see me on … Continue reading

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We are not so different

I love the holiday season.  In recent years I have not had the time to do all of the things I normally love to do, but I always try to find a way to celebrate with my work team.  This … Continue reading

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A warm glow …

I was having a conversation with one of my team leads yesterday.  Have you ever had one of those moments when something someone says really strikes a chord?  One of those moments when you think “Wow!  Someone else feels the … Continue reading

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I am a horse!

A recent interaction with our new boss led me to a sudden realization – I am currently living the life of so many horses out there!  It is not as far fetched as it sounds …

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Leadership – empathy is key!

It has been quite a week at work!  Our director is leaving (finally!) and a new manager is stepping up as the interim leader.  We will, at last, have a leader who knows how to lead.  I have written before … Continue reading

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Leader or attachment figure?

I recently read a thoughtful post that addressed what I would agree is a forgotten area of horse training – that the horse is naturally programmed to make attachments. I say forgotten because, unlike the author, I have read many … Continue reading

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