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It’s Spring:  Time To Shed Our Resistance

It’s Spring: Time To Shed Our Resistance

My horses are starting to shed out their winter coats, a sure sign that spring is around the corner. Which reminds me of last year, when I treated myself to an at liberty immersion experience with Leslie Nichols, who are based outside of Phoenix, Arizona. I was...

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Leadership Lessons from the movie “Buck”

Leadership Lessons from the movie “Buck”

Recently, I went to see “Buck,” a critically acclaimed documentary that highlights the life and work of Buck Brannaman, one of America’s greatest horsemen and horse trainers.  The movie is about horse-human relationships. Buck doesn’t help people with horse problems,...

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To Be a Better Leader – Talk Less, Listen More!

To Be a Better Leader – Talk Less, Listen More!

Great leaders listen. They listen to understand where their team members are at and what sort of obstacles they are facing. Great leaders use this information to craft personal strategies that work specifically for each team member, rather than squeeze everyone into a...

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Is Something Afoot At Your Organization?

Is Something Afoot At Your Organization?

When I first met the Tierra Village Board of Directors and staff, their hearts were in the right place. Unknowingly however, they were at the threshold of a significant organizational change. The associated challenges were characterized by role confusion, pesonality...

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Ten Tips on How to Lead a Strategic Planning Session

Ten Tips on How to Lead a Strategic Planning Session

Whether you're just beginning your strategic planning or in the middle of a process, these tips can help you create the best possible plan for your organization: 1. Get ready. Deciding what information you need to make meaningful decisions is the key to an effective...

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