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socially intelligent leadership

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”

George Bernard Shaw


Leadership development is a long road.  Not only must you be technically good at what you do but, in order to be an effective leader, you must begin to know yourself, your patterns, your traumas, your coping mechanisms.  This deeply personal work is a life-long journey that begins by understanding your natural inclinations and style of leadership.  The Five Roles of a Master Herder can help you discover how to balance out your natural strengths and ways of being with other needed roles in order to be socially intelligent leader.

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Image Copyright Linda Kohanov

Linda Kohanov, founder of Eponaquest Worldwide®, and internationally recognized author, speaker and educator, has created this powerful tool for leadership development, which has been used in such diverse settings as corporate management training, middle-school leadership education and in family systems.


The Master Herder® program teaches how socially intelligent leadership requires the combination of the Dominant, Leader, Nurturer/Companion,Sentinel and Predator roles.  Taking that awareness into the round pen, exercises with the horses will teach you how to use the Five Roles so that you can consciously choose how to employ the appropriate roles for effective, socially intelligent leadership.  

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