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By Tom Davidson

Heather Watson is currently doing some fascinating forestry work at Hancock Forest Management that you might not have heard of before. Although she is an Outreach and Education Forester at Hancock Forest Management, the roles she plays are unique for most foresters and other natural resource professionals. Heather works with the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, to […]

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Horses and people want to do a good job, but they sometimes need to know if they are on track or veering off course. A good leader needs to be on top of this, or they could be in for a “rough ride” with their team.  As we’ve been discussing in this blog series, leaders […]

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By Tom Davidson

If you want to be a better leader, take these cues from horsemanship, and you’ll be a better, more consistent and more trustworthy leader.  Horsemanship resembles leadership in some interesting ways, and this blog series explores why horses – and sometimes people – do what we ask them to do, even though they don’t have […]

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By Tom Davidson

Why do horses people do what we ask them to do? No, I’m not comparing people to horses, although some can be real nags! 😉 However, having worked with horses and people for several decades, I have noticed some particularly interesting analogies about leadership.  Here’s the central question: “Why do horses do what we ask […]

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By Tom Davidson

To win the battle for believability, successful leaders do the following ‘chemical reactions’ so that their communications are taken seriously:  Great orators are often credited with being great communicators (i.e., Ronald Regan and Bill Clinton), but speaking skills are not the same as communication skills. Everyday leaders also need to earn credibility, a much more […]

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