|About the Book|
Ever since Pavlovs dogs drooled and dribbled in his laboratory we have accepted that anticipation is a powerful behavioural response. In this book, you will find no reference to Pavlov or his dogs. What you will discover is that behaviour isMoreEver since Pavlovs dogs drooled and dribbled in his laboratory we have accepted that anticipation is a powerful behavioural response. In this book, you will find no reference to Pavlov or his dogs. What you will discover is that behaviour is behaviour is behaviour whether you are the leader of an organisation or happen to have four legs, a wet nose and a passion for chasing pigeons. There are many excellent books written about the theoretical application and implementation of different leadership models- this is not intended to be one of them and is certainly not competing to be a textbook on a reading list. Presented in simple, straightforward and everyday language, it is designed to cut through the classic theories that are common to all leadership and management programmes and provide an easy to follow guide to some of the practical skills and behaviours that are actually needed to be a successful leader. A strong-willed and boisterous German Shepherd called Keno was the inspiration for this book. But this is not simply a story about a dog nor is it a guide on how to train a dog. It is a journey through the realisation that the ability to recognise, interpret and ultimately anticipate certain patterns of behaviour, whether in dogs or humans, is the keystone of effective leadership. It is therefore intended as a blueprint for understanding some of the behaviours that characterise successful leadership, illustrated with practical examples from the authors personal experiences with Keno. So, read this book when you are ready to put all those theories you already know into practice and begin to understand how changing your own behaviour will make you an even better leader.