Joan Wilson-Jones

Joan Wilson-Jones brings an extensive background as an acclaimed public sector senior manager, with relevant undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications and a variety of recognised accreditations to her work.

What being a farmer and an equestrienne has taught me about leadership

1. Respect the seasons

There is a time to plant and a time to reap. If we try to harvest too early our crop is compromised. So it is with leadership. There is a time to teach, guide and encourage. By 'planting' the seeds of knowledge we then maximise the opportunity to 'harvest' skills, confidence and autonomy. The sign of a good leader is that they create more leaders. Therefore there is also a time to let go, allow people to move on and look forward to preparing the environment for the next 'planting' of new talent.

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