The Heart of a Leader
An Olympic equestrian champion was once asked. “How does your horse know when it has to leap the hedges and hurdles, and why do some horses turn away or stumble?”
The woman answered, “That’s simple, You tear your heart out of your body and throw it over the hedge. The horse knows how desperate you are to catch up with your heart. So it leaps.”
Those following a leader are a form of heart monitor also. They monitor the ‘heart’ of a leader in times of challenge, crisis, uncertainty and success whether the leader is aware of this or not. They see the heart of the leader clearly in each of these circumstances, and what’s more they talk to each other about what they observe.
The question is, ‘What do they see?’