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Power: what can horses teach us?

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July 9th, 2015

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I was standing in the arena recently working with horses and a group of leaders, all of whom were seeking to develop their presence in some way; increase their impact or just return to themselves. As I watched, I started to think about power and why we, as individuals, can sometimes shy away from fully […]

Facilitation as invitation

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March 4th, 2015

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Whilst reading some relatively recent articles in academic journals (2012) on experiential learning and ‘Outdoor Management Development’ (OMD) for my doctorate, I was surprised to come across references to Kolb’s learning cycle. I realised I hadn’t thought about Kolb in reference to experiential learning for a good 10 years. The model was being critiqued as […]

Leadership – are children leading the way?

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September 9th, 2014

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An article in this week’s TES  caught my attention as it reported that equine assisted learning is being put to good use by helping children to improve their self-esteem, teamwork and non-verbal communication. But it’s not just children who can learn valuable lessons from being around horses. We all know effective leadership is key to […]