Articles on Leadership, Horses and Life

I hope the following articles will be of interest.

Engage Your Employees by “Turning Them Loose”

It has been a few years since I have worked with other people’s horses as managing my own herd of twenty two takes up most of my time. When a friend of mine recently asked me to help her with her horse I was somewhat reluctant. Read more…

The Perfect Team

The perfect team lives out in my back field. Read more…

Leadership Outside the Box: Huggy Bear

Sometimes difficult employees and situations can inspire us to be more creative, empathetic leaders. Read more…

The Toughest Leadership Decision

I have always believed that a leader is someone who can step up to the plate and make those tough decisions based on the needs of those who trust and follow him. Read more…

On Paper, We're All Great Leaders

The other day a friend of mine sent me an online leadership assessment. In turn, I asked a few friends to fill it out. Not surprisingly, we all had great scores. Read more…

Books VS Horses

I have a wall of books, and a stable of horses. Guess which has taught me more? Read more…

John's Lesson

I find that the parable of the carrot and the stick gets it wrong at both ends. Horses have shown me a third path. Read more…

Nice Guys Don't Finish First

You can’t prove to your horse that you are a leader by being a nice guy. Read more…

"Horses want to see the same qualities of character in their leaders that we want to see in ourselves. It's simple: Being the better horse can develop the balance to becoming a better person."
Chris Irwin


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