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Saturday, January 23, 2010

A good leader



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A dear friend of mine sent me an interesting article the other day. It's about a recent study which reveals, that those that are considered good female leaders often have a background with horses.

The study shows that girls who's been used to the horse stable environment will later do well in the business world because they've been used the responsibility looking after a living creature. Also the ability of co-operation is something they will have gained through working with a horse, and that skill combined with a sense of responsibility is important traits of a good leader. Coexistence with the horse and others in the stable will train young girls in communication and what it means to take a leading role. It is said that this seperates horse riding from other hobbies because horse riding will challenge girls in ways that creates a sense of identity. Also abilities such as non-verbal communication, patience, caring for others and being able to work systematically and with the awareness of consequences are attributed to a daily routine working with horses.

Maybe it's time for  a lesson on a horseback? LOL!!

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1 comment:

Anna E said...

Interesting article ;-) Once, I rented a horse for an hour, so my daughter could have a ride in a forest area. However, after a few minutes the horse stopped and began to eat grass, and I simply couldn´t get it to move! Same thing happened on another occation, so that probably makes me quite an "incompetent" leader, which is true in different contexts LOL! Another interesting thing about horses, I heard today: A man had trained a horse to do mathemathics; He would write fx. 7+4 on a board, and the horse would stamp 11 times with one leg. When double-checked, where the horse would look at a board with numbers 4+9 (while the numbers were different on the man´s board)it would stamp the numbers on the man´s board, so it actually couldn´t "read" or do mathematics. But what it reacted to, was a signal from the man, because the same thing happened with an audience in the room (without the man there). So very sensitive indeed, and again a response to signals or a "6th sense" :-))