Visionary leaders are driven and inspired by what a company can become. They are confident coaches who are meant to guide their company through difficult organizational eras and bring about positive transitions.
You can learn of leadership skills and qualities in a lecture, but if you want to develop your own leadership proficiency the best way is by DOING.
Horse Leadership challenges you to confront leadership obstacles by working with an animal seeking guidance. Horses are herd and prey animals making them exceptionally aware of the cues of their herd mates. A herd of horses survival depends on a defined hierarchy. If a horse accepts a person as their leader, it will work very hard to get along with and follow its leader’s direction.
Horse Leadership molds visionary leaders using it’s hands-on approach to leadership training. You will work solo and in pairs, to train horses. Training will consist of 6 fundamentals: rhythm, relaxation, connection, impulsion, straightness, and collection. Each skill builds upon the other and mastery of all 6 prepares you for the challenge of guiding a high performance team and business.
A person retains over 75% of what they practice compared to less than 10% when taught by lecture.
People learn the best by teaching the skills they are seeking to acquire to someone else.
The leader who demands everything from her team members. Her way is the right and only path forward. She expects new team members to get onboard quickly and follow in line or they’re out.
The leader who follows rather than leads. They avoid confrontation and are easily persuaded. She’s a pushover that has no control over her business or team.
The leader who sees opportunity in every team member and situation. She is level-headed and confident in their abilities to effectively utilize her and her team’s strengths to grow, adapt and succeed.
The transformation of a business leader's relationship with their team makes entrepreneurship everything it should be - exciting and joy filled. Instead of feeling like you have been in battle and are mentally exhausted you have the energy to keep going because the weight of the business is not just on your shoulders, it’s shared by a team you lead to better things.
My idea is unique because it uses horses to illustrate how energy and focus influences different personalities and the key to success is adjusting your energy to meet the needs of your team. I feel it is valuable to the Entrepreneurs' Organization community because as entrepreneurs, we love creative ways to solve problems and are excited by opportunities to grow.