Founder and Executive Director of Medicine Horse Ranch, Alyssa Aubrey asks corporate managers to turn away from old leadership models, loosen their grip on the reins of their businesses and feel their way to more authentic leadership.
TOMALES, CA – February 08, 2019 – Alyssa Aubrey, Founder of Medicine Horse Ranch and co-author of the best-selling book, The Road To Success, recently posted a new article on her website entitled, “Looking for Leadership In All The Wrong Places.” Ms. Aubrey’s message foreshadows an exciting evolution in corporate leadership.
“I don’t know if you remember the song from the movie Urban Cowboy called “Looking for Love In All The Wrong Places”,” writes Aubrey, continuing, “but it aptly describes how so many of us look for the things we long for in life in all the wrong places.” She adds, “When I work with corporate clients and discuss the kinds of programs they’ve traditionally turned to for leadership guidance, I am also reminded of this song.”
According to Aubrey, “So many corporations have typically turned to strategic types of training.” She elaborates, “They learn how to “win against the competition.” There’s always a battle against another entity. That battle exists internally too. It is a philosophy that filters throughout an organization.” “One-upmanship,” says Aubrey of the old corporate leadership style, “That’s how you make it to the top.” She emphasizes, “That is not truly leadership nor is it a method that will survive in our evolving world.”
Aubrey states, “Today, leadership requires a completely different approach. Yes,” she says, “you must be aware of the “competitors” in your field. However, if you put your attention on heart-centered leadership and come from a place of authenticity, mindfulness and caring about those you are meant to be “leading”, chances are you will not be worried about competitors. They will be worried about you.” As she states, “When you truly lead, in the most effective and natural way, you will intuitively sense whatever danger presents itself, be it externally or internally.”
“Heart centered leadership means having wisdom, courage and compassion to lead with authenticity, humility, service and transparency,” writes Aubrey, adding, “We see this in our work with horses and humans.”
According to Aubrey, “You lead a horse effectively by encouragement and inspiration, not fear and control. Anyone can be a heart centered leader by tapping into an ability to listen.” She clarifies, “Listening is not just hearing. Listening requires the ability to be fully present, to let go of past stories that get in the way of what is happening in the present moment.”
Read the entire article at http://medicinehorseranch.org/looking-for-leadership-in-all-the-wrong-places/
About Alyssa Aubrey
Executive Director Alyssa Aubrey, CEGE, is the Founder and Program Director of Medicine Horse Ranch, an educational experiential learning center incorporating horses in human self-development. Alyssa is a writer, teacher, facilitator, empowerment speaker, money coach, and business consultant with over 30 years of experience as both educator and entrepreneur. She is a Certified Equine Guided Educator (CEGE) and a Certified Money Coach through the Financial Recovery Institute.
Alyssa is a seasoned facilitator with broad experiences that arise from coaching over 6500 clients in equine-guided learning processes. She is compassionate and tenacious with a genuine passion for supporting others as they embark on new directions for discovery, recovery and transformation. She considers the herd of Medicine Horse program horses to be partners, healers, teachers and guides in this powerfully transformative, often spiritually awakening experience.
Alyssa’s current focus is developing eligible candidates to become successful in the field of horse and human interaction. She has developed a nationally recognized curriculum that includes best practices and core principles for the field, providing hands-on training and development through intern and apprenticeship participation.