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Reading with author Linda Kohanov
August 26, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| Free
Join us to hear Linda Kohanov, author of Five Roles of a Master Herder: A Revolutionary Model for Socially Intelligent Leadership (New World Library, $24.95). Linda Kohanov shares the experiential wisdom she has gained by studying the nonpredatory power of horses. In this new book, she adapts these horse-inspired insights into useful tools for developing collaborative leadership and managing change. Over thousands of years, Kohanov writes, master herders of nomadic herding cultures developed a multifaceted, socially intelligent form of leadership combining five roles: Dominant, Leader, Sentinel, Nurturer / Companion, and Predator. The fluid interplay of these roles allowed interspecies communities to move across vast landscapes, dealing with predators and changing climates, protecting and nurturing the herd while keeping massive, gregarious, often aggressive animals together without the benefit of fences and with very little reliance on restraints. The book includes an innovative assessment tool that will help you determine which roles you currently overemphasize and which roles you may be ignoring or even actively avoiding. Through this powerful, surprising and moving book, Kohanov will show you how to recognize, cultivate, and utilize all five roles in the modern tribes of your workplace, family, and other social organizations.