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Author and teacher, Linda Kohanov is a master of "the way of the horse," an experiential wisdom gained by studying the nonpredatory power of horses. In The Five Roles of a Master Herder: A Revolutionary Model for Socially Intelligent Leadership, she adapts these horse-inspired insights into useful tools for developing collaborative leadership and managing change. "Master Herders" of nomadic herding cultures developed a multifaceted, socially intelligent form of leadership combining the five roles of 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.
Productivity specialist Helene Segura has seen her clients succumb to all the pitfalls of overwork: executives whose marriages fall apart because they're never home or, when they are at home, don't pay attention to their family because they're still working; or those who work their tails off to succeed and end up working themselves into emotional overload by trying to juggle too many of life's pieces. For these people and all others who sometimes struggle with time management, Segura wrote The Inefficiency Assassin: Time Management Tactics for Working Smarter, Not Longer. We hope you'll enjoy this excerpt from the book.