Leadership with Horse Sense: What Horses Teach Us About Being Leaders

July 17, 2013
Hosted by Marcia Zidle

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Episode Description

Are you wondering what you need to do to take your business to the next level? What fears and doubts do you need to get past? Your business can only grow to the level that you’ve grown as a leader so it’s imperative that your leadership evolve as well. If you’re looking for a genuine assessment of your leadership skills, ask a horse. They’re not interested in your title, your salary, who you know or what you drive. What matters to a horse is WHO YOU ARE, not what you are. Kathy Taylor will share with us how interacting with horses causes us to become aware of our thought and behavior patterns and how a little horseplay can lead to new levels of leadership. Learn why the horse is such an exemplary role model for leaders and why their honest, immediate feedback is so powerful. She’ll share stories of insight and discovery from her clients about control, communication, group dynamics and power and how those lessons have shaped their lives, professionally and personally.

The Business Edge

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Your entrepreneurial vision has taken hold. Your business is growing. It's everything you hoped for and more. Or is it? With growth come bigger headaches: more hiring, more capital, more customers to satisfy, more employees to deal with, more plates to juggle and more demands on your time. Whether you realize it or not, you are experiencing Growing Pains!

On The Business Edge, with host Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, you will hear how to make the leap from running a stressful business that is always putting out fires to leading a successful company that operates like a finely tuned management machine. You will meet savvy, street smart entrepreneurs and business leaders who’ll share their stories of success and even missteps as well as practical solutions to the unique challenges faced by growing companies.

Marcia Zidle

Marcia Zidle, The Smart Moves Coach, works with entrepreneurial ventures and small to medium size companies to build and leverage their leadership foundation to move from Start-Up to Scale-Up to Successful Enterprise. In other words, she helps them take the growing pains out of growth.

Coming from a unique entrepreneurial and corporate background, she’s both street smart and strategic as she guides CEO’s and their management teams to focus on the right priorities - the right talent - the right alignment - the right performance to get the right results that will satisfy their investors, customers and other stakeholders.

With 25 years of management, business consulting and international experience, she brings an expertise in executive and team leadership; employee engagement and performance; personal and organization change; emotional and social intelligence. Her clients range from privately owned businesses to mid-market professional firms to divisions of global companies in the following industries: healthcare, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, transportation, high-tech, hospitality as well as governments and nonprofit agencies.

Marcia's "claim to fame" is as a global citizen, living as an expatriate with her family in Scandinavia and Australia. In fact, one of her children is an "Aussie.” She’s traveled in over 30 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Far East and South Pacific.

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