Why Dogs Wag Their Tails: Lessons Leaders Can Learn about Work, Joy, and Life

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Academic Learning Company LLC, 2007 - Business & Economics - 217 pages
WHY DOGS WAG THEIR TAILS merges the authors' experience with their business-leader clients and their determination to help people rekindle joy at work through their love of dogs. The book weaves human leadership and dog stories around engaging themes in each chapter, followed by real tools for doing better in business and in life. In this book you can find lessons for lasting behavioral change that will lead to remarkable ways to live and work. You'll learn the skills you need to become an extraordinary leader at any level in your organization.
 

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Second only to Fierce Conversations by Susan Scott in my book. You can skip the dog stories if you like, but I found them refreshing and break throughout the book. I chose to buy this book for my ... Read full review

Contents

Keep On Learning
7
Earning Credibility
19
Have a Plan to Achieve Your Goals
27
Align Your Role with Your Top Talents
39
Choose Your Boss
51
Manage Your Emotions
65
Get and Give More Feedback
79
Pssssssssst Connect
87
Become an Encouraging Presence
133
Find Your Knack for Leadership
141
Become ChangeAble
149
Find Meaning in Your Work
155
Develop a Great Relationship with Your Boss
163
A Secret About Leaders Theyre
173
Pace Yourself
181
Is It Time to Move On?
191

If You Want to Have Fewer Conflicts
97
Enhance Your Clarity
107
Focus and Finish
117
Find Joy
127
Why Dogs Wag Their Tails
201
References
211
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Sherri Mcardle has more than 20 years of experience as a senior executive and working with leaders to help them achieve the clarity that enables meaningful and lasting change. Sherri's experience includes consulting within a broad range of public, private, family owned and not-for-profit organizations. These include, but are not limited to, advertising, engineering, education, hospitality, high tech, healthcare, advertising, retail, manufacturing, community services and financial and professional services.Jim Ramerman, an innovative organizational consultant, has spent more then 25 years helping leaders and their teams find better ways to work to achieve their goals. He creates instruments and techniques that, combined with thought-provoking and effective dialog, provide insights that lead to long term positive change. Jim provides an encouraging and probing consultative presence. He invites his clients to find answers by getting clear about themselves and their organizations. He leads minds to higher functioning and teams to better results as they work the key drivers of leadership: clarity, credibility and encouraging presence. Jim's experience includes consulting within entities across a broad spectrum of business fields.

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