Walking behind, for some Hunter-Gatherer nomads, show a very different understanding of what  leadership is

In the industrialized world the leader, instructor or expert normally walks in front to lead and to “show the Way” , but  in some ancient nomad tribes this is reversed: The children walks in the front, to learn by doing, and to make it possible for the more experienced to be able to watch and guide them better  – and also, to make sure the young and in-experienced members of the community will not get lost somewhere behind.

How different from  the “boss/expert/leader in the front”  logic that rules the world now…

Walking as a family, ancient way

Illustration keywords: walking, nomads, leadership, society, community, education, teaching, management, group-dynamics, family, hiking, instruction

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About Frits Ahlefeldt

Painting watercolors, researching, writing & sketching up thoughts, understandings and ideas for a sustainable future, connecting thrive, trails, places and technology


hiking, notes


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