- Who is a master herder?
- What are the responsibilities of a master herder?
- What is the meaning of “Socially Intelligent Leadership”?
- What got you interested in ancient horse herding cultures?
- Talk to us about the different types of power.
- How can workplaces adapt to be seen as an ideal place to work?
Linda Kohanov is an internationally recognized author, speaker, and pioneer in the field of equine-facilitated learning, where horses help teach people leadership, nonverbal communication, relationship, creativity and other advanced human development skills. Her organization Eponaquest Worldwide serves clients on six continents. Linda’s five books, including her latest The Five Roles of a Master Herder, have been translated into French, German, Dutch, and Czech, and are used as texts at universities.
Inspirational quote – Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse – George Washington
Action Step – The first thing to do before you worry about how to use the roles is to start to notice what roles you might be overemphasizing, what are the advantages to that role and what are the dysfunctional behaviors you engage in.
Major Life Lesson – Kindness and compassion aren’t enough to transform those who suffered from the misuse of power. You have to become powerful yourself, but you must use that power with compassion, mindfulness and maturity.
- Best Advice – If you have to use power, use it in the form of a crescendo. Start gentle and get progressively more influential.
- Personal Habit – Several times during the week, I let my horses lose on my property, and I spend time with them!
- Book Recommendation – Mutual Aid: A Factor in Evolution by Peter Kropotkin
Learn more about Linda at www.eponaquest.com
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