The Five Roles of a Master HerderBy: Linda Kohanov


A new approach to leadership rooted in equine-based wisdom and the nonverbal leadership skills of ancient herding cultures

  • Includes powerful assessment tool for determining your balance of the five leadership roles — indicating which roles are dominant in your personality and which you should cultivate
  • Author’s 2018 speaking schedule includes workshops and lectures in France, Holland, Belgium, Canada, Australia and Germany
  • Author has worked with executive teams from Nike, Chubb Insurance, Raytheon, among other US-­based companies and has led master classes at the Executive MBA Program at l’Institut Mines­ Telecom in Paris
  • Presents new tools for developing collaborative leadership and managing change


The Five Roles of a Master Herder will amaze and delight anyone interested in why humans in positions of leadership behave the way they do.”
— Juli Lynch, PhD, president of Turning Pointe Coaching and Consulting
“A seminal masterpiece, Linda Kohanov’s The Five Roles of a Master Herder . . . clearly defines how nonpredatory power can lead to an evolved level of emotional heroism and the genuinely empathetic emotional intelligence needed to heal a world suffering a crisis of predatory leaders.”
— Chris Irwin, author of Dancing with Your Dark Horse
“An innovative and practical nature-based approach to leadership — and life. This book is not just for corporate executives. Parents, teachers, community organizers, film directors, and especially politicians would all benefit from learning these skills.”
— William Shatner, actor, director, and author of Leonard and Up Till Now
“As a trauma specialist, I help people recover from abuse and criminal acts. Over the years, I’ve learned that empowered families are crucial to protecting their loved ones to begin with, for helping survivors of extreme experiences heal, and for leading the kind of cultural change that prevents violence. The Five Roles of a Master Herder provides a template for all adults to reclaim their power and use it wisely, at work and, perhaps more importantly, at home.”
— Rebecca Bailey, PhD, psychologist and author of Safe Kids, Smart Parents
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