The Power of the Herd

The Power of the Herd

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Linda Kohanov is beloved for her groundbreaking articulation of a€œthe way of the horse, a€ an experiential wisdom known to riders for centuries but little studied or adapted to off-horse use. Now Kohanov takes those horse-inspired insights on the nonverbal elements of exceptional communication and leadership into the realms of our workplaces and relationships. Here we explore the benefits of a€œnonpredatory powera€ in developing assertiveness, fostering creativity, dealing with conflict, and heightening mind-body awareness. In a€œA Brief History of Power, a€ the first part of this far-reaching book, Kohanov profiles cultural innovators who employed extraordinary nonverbal leadership skills to change history, usually on horseback: Winston Churchill, George Washington, Alexander the Great, and Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), among others. She also draws on the behavior of mature horse herds, as well as the herding cultures of Africa and Mongolia, to debunk theories of dominance hierarchies, challenge ingrained notions of a€œsurvival of the fittest, a€ and demonstrate the power of a consensual leadership in which governing roles are fluid. Kohanov then adapts these lessons into twelve powerful guiding principles we can all incorporate into our work and personal lives. Eloquent and provocative, this is horse sense for everyone who seeks to thrive in the herds we all run in a€” our communities, careers, families, and friendships.... Scooter (horse), 76 Scythians, 90a€“91 Secret Service, 25a€“28 Seely, Susan, 262 self, false vs. true, 353 See also ego ... Leigh, 261a€“62 shame, 303 -based retaliation, 250 constructive alternatives, 218a€“21 destructive behavior as result of , anbsp;...

Title:The Power of the Herd
Author: Linda Kohanov
Publisher:New World Library - 2015-07-20

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