Author Archives: John Tuite

Getting Back to the Body: Leadership Lessons on Power from the Martial Arts and Somatic Tradition

Feature Articles / January 2012

John Tuite

Why the Body Matters to Leadership

Some twenty plus years ago when I began training as a secondary school teacher, I had a few run-ins with a difficult class or two. There is a particularly sharp anguish that one experiences when a classroom of teenagers disintegrates beneath your hands. But it does compel a healthy desire to study good teachers handling challenging situations or tricky transitions in class. “Okay, that’s how you do it! …