Trust + Leadership + Horses
Building trust is a crucial aspect of effective leadership, and it's something that can take time and effort to develop. Did you know horses can be wonderful teachers of trust building?
If you're a leader looking to learn how to build trust, here are three things you can do, and how horses might help you:
1. Communicate openly and honestly: One of the keys to building trust is being transparent and authentic in your communication with others. This means being open about your thoughts, feelings, and intentions, and being willing to listen to the perspectives of others. Equine guided education, which involves working with horses to learn about leadership and communication, can be a powerful tool for helping leaders develop these skills. As Mary O'Brien, founder of Equine Experiential Education, explains, "horses are incredibly honest and present in the moment, and they provide immediate feedback on our communication and leadership skills."
2. Practice active listening: Another way to build trust is by showing that you value and respect the opinions and experiences of others. One way to do