Our interview with Mark Rashid in itself became a model of leadership. We met with Mark at 8:30 am, in a short window as he was preparing to drive to his next clinic. We started the the interview with one of his two horses at his side. Baxter became restless – naturally, he had not yet been fed or exercised! Mark stopped the interview to work for a moment with Baxter's restlessness in the round pen. A potent aspect of leadership – taking the time needed to connect and come into alignment with each other, leading to ease and flow in the ultimate goals. Watch the stunning harmony so quickly arrived at as – following the interview – Mark rode Baxter and ponied Rocky for the first time in the arena, and then out in the wilderness.
With gratitude to Mark Rashid, Baxter and Rocky for their generous, spontaneous giving of themselves in our film’s inquiry: What IS leadership, at the deepest level of values in our hearts? http://www.leadershipfromwithinmovie.org.