Treat People Like Dogs

  • Accept their nature. Don’t expect retrievers to behave like shepherds.
  • Give clear and simple direction.
  • Offer praise quickly, joyfully, and profusely…not two hours after they have fetched the paper.
  • Enjoy your work.
  • Make people feel good.
  • Let them run around and play once in a while.
  • Make sure nothing prevents people from maximising their talents.
  • Forgive offences and don’t dwell on past mistakes
  • Be honest and give clear responses.
  • Jump up and greet people with enthusiasm when they come in to work.
  • Sit nearby and cast occasional glances. What’s next? Do you need anything?

Treat people as your dog treats you…