Posts Tagged ‘dog-inspired leadership lessons’
How a tiny idea from a small dog evolved to have big impacts
It’s hard to believe that our annual Graceful Giving celebration has been happening for nearly ten years. While some things about this pro bono leadership development opportunity have changed, many important aspects have remained constant. It all started as a quirky birthday celebration for Grace, founder Robin Eichert’s adopted dog. Since Grace was rescued by…Read More
A month of Dog-Inspired Leadership Tips from Grace — starting now!
The best leadership lessons are often simple ones. When we aspire to be an effective, and perhaps even beloved leader, there are lots of ways we can grow and develop. We can attend intensive classes, participate in specialized training sessions, and immerse ourselves in books and literature to inform us of best practices. All of these…Read More
Our Holiday Greeting, including Grace’s tips for a successful new year!
Do something you haven’t done before!
Have you ever been surprised by something that an employee (or manager) has done in your workplace — and then been thankful for the outcome because it was something you would never have thought of yourself? This past weekend, Grace was nearby as I spread new mulch in our flower gardens. Because she’s an anxious…Read More
Leading the way into new territory takes work
Managers need to step out of comfort zone to lead well My legs were heavy. My heart beat fast. Each step of pulling my snowshoes up and into the heavy, deep snow was effort. All I could see ahead was a long open space of an unbroken path. In my narrow focus, I was missing…Read More