Aikido as a martial art is also a good study of energy, yours and your opponent’s, and in a larger context can be applied to life and leadership. You may already be practising some of the skills mentioned in this article, a mental-physical practice like aikido can help you to finetune these skills further.
Think of what you bring to the mat at a dojo as a microscopic, intense study and fusion of your body, mind and spirit. These three elements should all be in tune as you move as ‘one’. Hence why aikido is often referred to as a ‘moving meditation’. You can practise the same in your leadership style.