Our Wise Dog Can Teach Your Employees New Tricks….and Boost Profits.
Companies are preparing for the final quarter of the calendar year, and determining ways to finish strong and hit their goals. Are there any words of wisdom that we can offer? Perhaps. For the past five years or so, our business consulting practice has gone to the dogs, and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We love what we do and the particular way in which we approach our work with organizations. So, Dr. Ann Gatty decided to co-author a book with her canine companion, Great Dane, Beretta, to share what we have learned from this particular “breed” of consulting.
We believe that by understanding the background of Beretta’s life and therapy dog training, his story and his natural intelligence will provide inspiration for other leaders to follow suit, thereby changing–and even revolutionizing–their respective work environments. Beretta continually amazes us with his wisdom, emotional support for others, and gentle demeanor. Truly, he has enhanced Dr. Ann’s ability to work with her business clients and design solutions for even the most complex organizational issues. Seeing the world through Beretta’s eyes has enabled her to devise simple, straightforward approaches to creating collaborative workplaces where respect, trust and teamwork are integral parts of the equation.
What people are saying: “Leadership Unleashed” is one of the most interesting books on leadership I’ve read. Perhaps that’s because I’ve always been a dog owner and a dog lover. Dr. Gatty presents stories and lessons about leadership from the canine world of her Great Dane, Beretta and brilliantly ties them together with the everyday leadership challenges facing the corporate world. This book is a fun and easy read.” Gregg Hill
“I saw Beretta’s tremendous work first-hand at a veterans’ hospital. I saw how hospital patients benefitted so much by his visits. Until I read this book I had no idea the lessons I would learn from Beretta that could take with me to both my job and my personal life. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and all the life lessons it taught me. “ Michelle Wright
Excerpt from Leadership Unleashed
Not sure if the book is for you? Read an excerpt from newly published, Leadership Unleashed: A Great Dane’s Wisdom for the Business World.
“This book is titled Leadership Unleashed because we are getting at the heart of human inter-relationships. How people act and communicate with one another will make or break an organization and it is up to the leader or leaders of the organization to monitor this. I am well aware that each individual is created with a unique set of skills, talents and abilities. Over time and with practice, these attributes are honed, which means that truly we need to enable our employees to utilize what they bring to the table in the best way they know how. The bottom line is this: We need to unleash them to perform at their best using whatever skills, talents and abilities they possess. We ought to untether them from being micro-managed to trusting them and their judgments, and supporting them if and when mistakes are made. This is what “unleashing leadership” is all about. It’s building a workforce environment in which members of the organization look forward to coming to work, supporting one another for a cause they believe in. It’s about flourishing and prospering all for the great good of the community in which the organization lives and simultaneously inspiring those who call this workplace their own.
“I truly feel honored to work with Beretta, and I hope you have enjoyed gleaning his wisdom on these pages. My highest wish is that his canine intellect inspires you to consider the role of leadership from a different perspective.”
About Dr. Ann Gatty
Dr. Ann Gatty is available for an interview on the topics of
- Conflict Resolution at Work
- How to Build an Engaged Impactful Company Culture
- Turning Employee Passion into Company Profit.
Visit her website, www.strategicpeoplesolutions.com for more information about her business consulting.
To arrange an interview, call 855-284-4448.
Watch Dr. Ann’s Videos
Dr. Ann has a regular video progam on BizTv She and Beretta have done a special about boosting employee engagement.
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