Archive for March 2017

Uncomfortable

Dear Sally - Dragging or Leading

Dear Sally, My boss is asking me to do something I’m not comfortable doing. How do I say no? Dear Uncomfortable, For horses, comfort is a funny thing. We live with and tolerate all kinds of external pressures: wind, flies, predators, fences, humans, humans, humans…. Let me share with you, as a fellow mammal, some…

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Restless & Wondering

Dear Sally - Dragging or Leading

Dear Sally, I’m writing to you because I think there’s something wrong with me. I’m a 37 year old woman with a great job. I’ve been working at this company for a few years now, and I’ve been promoted twice. To everyone else it must seem like my career is on track and that I…

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Border Collie Leadership: Learning the Power of Scope

I love the unique perspectives about relationships, leadership, and culture that animals have to offer us. As humans, we can get quite stuck in our heads, thinking and staring at our own stories, identities, and egos. The animal lessons are tangible and straightforward. What you see is what you get. And if you spend a few…

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I Think I Just Got Kicked From Behind

Dear Sally - Dragging or Leading

Dear Sally, I have an employee who recently challenged me on a decision but in a disrespectful way. His tone of voice, eye contact and posture said “I’m right and and I won’t even listen and consider what you have said”. Even after my repeated attempted to explain why I disagreed with him, his behavior…

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