SELF-AWARENESS

“Knowing yourself is true wisdom, mastering yourself is true power” ~LAO TSU~ Did you know 90% of top performing leaders score high on emotional intelligence tests? Self-awareness – the first component of emotional intelligence – means having a deep understanding of your emotions, strengths, weaknesses, and drives; and a healthy, realistic, honest view of yourself and others. If your goal…

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NETWORKING

~Love it or not, we all have to do it~ Are you aware of your energy when you enter a room? Do you know how you show up in a group of people? Good networking skills are critical to our professional development, and these days since we rely mainly on electronic communication, our face-to-face and non-verbal communication skills may need…

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The Truth Lives Here

What is it about horses? How did they earn enough credibility to teach humans about leadership? Horses can see things you can’t see… By their very [instinctive] nature, horses are masters of social intelligence and models of emotional agility. As animals possessing extremely large and sensitive guts – and hearts for that matter – they exhibit a remarkable talent for receiving…

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In Yo’ Face!?

While sparring at the boxing gym yesterday, my partner said – as she came in for a left hook – “there’s no such thing as personal space in boxing”! This got me thinking about one of the most important and foundational exercises we do in leadership training; one that horses are uniquely positioned to teach us: setting boundaries. The story…

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