Agile Leadership

The challenges of
the digital age

Digital technologies, a high degree of networking as well as the mobile use of data and information have brought about profound changes within our working environments and in the entire business world. All business models, in all sectors and industries, are affected by the extensive and comprehensive digitalization of work concepts and processes. Progressive automation and an increasing pace of development demand the implementation of new processes, work scenarios and interlinked networking systems. As a matter of course, this change also implies a fundamental change of demands on and challenges for leadership. Traditional management concepts neither apply nor work anymore. Fixed and rigid hierarchies are increasingly losing significance, whereas thematic collaborations are gaining importance instead. There is an essential demand for deliberate, agile and, at the same time, quick decision-making processes. More than ever, it has therefore become a vital requirement to free oneself from conventional, linear thinking patterns, and deal with a growing complexity. Various studies have rendered the evidence that communication remains to be the most important task of leadership representatives, even in our age of digitalization. In addition to this, primary significance is attached to social competences. And these very skills will have to be cultivated and expanded.

Paradigm change
in leadership

Agile Leadership

Horses as a guide towards
higher leadership competencies

Essentially, it takes character and courage to be and remain directive and firm in a complex environment. Moreover, a leader is required to create an adequate working atmosphere for employees and guide them towards looking for and finding solutions instead of providing solutions himself. In equine assisted trainings these decisive competencies can be ideally developed and practiced reflexively. Horses unambiguously mirror their counterparts, and thus act as unbiased and impartial biofeedback providers. This way, they offer assistance in developing existing, yet dormant personality potentials and, consequently, integrating them in the leadership role – with an enhanced personal charisma, authenticity as well as a significant impact and effect on others. Horses are perfect sparring partners, since they – as gregarious or herd animals – do not only live in social systems, just like humans do, but as flight animals also need clear and reliable guidance. With the horses as our co-trainers we enable our clients to take the lead with confidence. From the heart. With striking results. And an enhanced performance. You will be surprised about the wealth of experiences you will be gaining.

to empower leadership

Leading and guiding can be experienced and learnt – in teams and in individual trainings alike.

The following topics outline our subject areas, and show you which aspects we may focus on, enabling you to build and expand sustainable leadership competencies:

  • self-management / self-control /self-confidence
  • clear, unambiguous communication (verbal / non-verbal)
  • providing guidance / setting frameworks / creating spaces
  • being consistent / staying on track / implementing
  • giving and receiving feedback
  • courage
  • empathy
  • dealing with emotions / emotional intelligence / intuition
  • agility
  • resilience
  • tolerance of frustration
  • social competences
  • trust-based relationship building/development
  • team building / team dynamics
  • dealing with uncertainty
  • deciding under uncertainty
  • acting / piloting / adjusting
  • dealing with errors / failures
  • dealing with resistances / conflicts
  • authentic charisma
  • informal legitimation of leadership