Dancing in the Moment: Leadership and Followership Lessons in Latin Social Dancing

As a leadership coach, I’ve been on a personal journey to stretch beyond my comfort zone by learning to social dance, in particular the Latin Dances of Salsa and Bachatta, and an Angolan Dance called Kizomba. I will be writing a series of articles on various leadership distinctions that can be applied to all areas of life whether you are a dancer or not, or whether you are in a leadership role or not. The overarching premise is that we are all leaders at any given time in our lives regardless of roles. I will be looking this to develop a grounded theory of leadership that anyone can apply. The focus will mainly be on how leaders use their bodies to establish their leadership stance. We will also look at leadership from the follower’s perspective as well. This will be a wholistic and systems approach to dance, leadership, and self-development, and relationships of all kinds. I hope you enjoy this journey with me. It will be from my personal experience as well as from others’ who have shared their experiences with me. I hope this provides a different perspective that we are all leaders and there are ways we can be more effective as leaders.

Thank you.

Alan Lee Myers, MA, PCC, CHT
Change by Design Coaching

2 thoughts on “Dancing in the Moment: Leadership and Followership Lessons in Latin Social Dancing

  1. Lynne Brown says:

    Sounds like a grand adventure Alan. Congrats on the tremendous weight loss results. May you dance the night away.

    1. Alan Myers says:

      Thank you Lynne. There is so much to write about from these experiences. I look forward to your feedback and hope there is something that you can take away from this endeavor.

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