The Power of the Herd: A Nonpredatory Approach to Social Intelligence, Leadership, and Innovation

Kobo ebook | July 20, 2015

The Power of the Herd: A Nonpredatory Approach to Social Intelligence, Leadership, and Innovation
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Linda Kohanov is beloved for her groundbreaking articulation of “the way of the horse,” 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 “nonpredatory power” in developing assertiveness, fostering creativity, dealing with conflict, and heightening mind-body awareness. In “A Brief History of Power,” 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 “survival of the fittest,” 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 — our communities, careers, families, and friendships.

Title:The Power of the Herd: A Nonpredatory Approach to Social Intelligence, Leadership, and InnovationFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 20, 2015Publisher:New World LibraryLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1608683729

ISBN - 13:9781608683727

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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