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It takes two...

Monday 7th September, 2009

A couple caught in the dramatic tango (black and white photograph)

Learning to dance the tango isn't as straight forward as it looks - its as much about learning to follow as it is about learning to lead. If you are leading, then the importance of having a clear sense of where you are heading and what you want to do next can't be overstated; if you are following, then the ability to follow activity, being ready to listen, being ready to truly follow and not pre-empt comes to the fore.

Its called a 'close embrace' dance. For some parts you lean in to your partner - if you are holding the position correctly they are bearing much of your weight. Learning to lead, learning to following and learning to allow others to carry weight - the tango is surely a lesson in leadership.


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