07 Nov 2019

Learning On the Lead Lesson 4
Lesson 4: Greet your team members like you are meeting them for the first time every day. This lesson sounds over the top and cheesy, but give me the opportunity to explain. I am sure that you have seen dogs like Jake before; as soon as I get home there is a huge wag of the tail, more jumping than I would like, and a desperate need to be patted. There is no doubt in my mind that he...

31 Oct 2019

Learning On the Lead: Listen and Be Present for Your Team. Cute Dog Picture
Lesson 3 - Listening and being present are important to your team Having a team leader that is motivated, passionate, driven and excited by making change are all wonderful things to have when you are in a team. Equally, it is very comforting to know that your Team Leader is there to listen and provide advice when you need it - it provides the 'steady hand' that is required to guide a te...

25 Oct 2019

Learning On The Lead - Lesson 2. Protect Your Team
Lesson 2 - You need to protect your team from outside forces With Jake in our family, it has reminded me of the requirement to look and act like the leader at all times. A simple example of behaving like a leader involves playing with Jake. Pulling on a rope, throwing a ball and chasing a Frisbee are all great games to play with Jake (with varying success), but getting down to his level...