Tag Archives: leadership

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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Establishing leadership

I am about to become a supervisor again, after five years of being responsible for my work only.  In fact, I spent today interviewing candidates for one of the positions on my new team.  This change in role and responsibility … Continue reading

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Following the leader?

If you are one of the thousands who bought into the “lead mare, “alpha”, “dominant/submissive” theories touted by the “Natural” horsemanship folk, then you may not like what I’m about to tell you. In a recent issue of Equus magazine … Continue reading

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