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The latest episode of the GrownLearn podcast explores the unique connection between owning a dog and career success. According to a study by Kelton Research, 78% of C-suite executives attribute their success to owning a pet as a child. In "Unleash the Leader in You,"...

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How Dogs Train Business Leaders

How Dogs Train Business Leaders

How do you incorporate dogs into training business leaders? Now that varies because I have group workshops that I provide in companies and I also work 1-1 with business leaders all over the country. Let's start with the second, when clients tell me about a situation...

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Dog-Gone Leadership is effective in pet-friendly Workplaces

Dog-Gone Leadership is effective in pet-friendly Workplaces

I know you say that one of your sweet spots are pet-friendly companies. Can you tell us why? Yes, of course. I love pet-friendly companies for several reasons. They are employee-focused. They understand that they have to serve their employees and provide a convenient...

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Why I do what I do

Why I do what I do

Why do you do what you do? First, it is a natural blend of my two loves – dogs and leadership development. I have been working with business leaders in their companies for over 20 years and I have been volunteering in the dog rescue world and teaching dog owners how...

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Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

Can you teach an old dog new tricks?

Can you teach an old dog new tricks? Yes, you can. And here is why? We create our relationships. We create the people who work with us or for us. We create our dogs. That’s why you hear stories of dogs that destroyed a house or we hear stories of people in companies...

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Dog-Gone Leadership – Are dogs allowed?

Dog-Gone Leadership – Are dogs allowed?

In this 4-minute interview, Iris explains how Dog-Gone Leadership is unique as a leadership development training in companies. Dogs can stay at home and eat on their bones while their caretakers learn effective leadership skills that make them not only better leaders...

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Potential in Leadership and with Dogs

Potential in Leadership and with Dogs

As leaders, whether in business or with dogs, our role is to bring out the best in others. It is our responsibility to provide the environment and the leadership skills that allows the surrounding people (and dogs) to live their highest potential.  In this 5-minute...

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How dogs teach us to be better leaders

How dogs teach us to be better leaders

We observe leadership lessons in many spheres – the military, professional sports, politics, and business. And that is cool, but can sometimes be repetitive and detached. Leadership development training is most effective when people can relate to the stories, are...

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Preventative vs. Problem Solving Dog Training

Preventative vs. Problem Solving Dog Training

According to the research, the number of households bringing in a dog companion is steadily rising. There are many people who finally adopted a dog during the pandemic. More and more workplaces make adjustments so that their employees can bring their furry family...

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Life Lesson Learned From Augie

Life Lesson Learned From Augie

Lesson One - Focus on what you do have and not on what you don't have Hi there, you may know the story that I have been fostering Augie, the little pit bull from Friends to the Forlorn, for a little over a year. Just a few days ago his story aired on the Dodo.  Here...

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Support Value-Based Care with Improved Communication

Support Value-Based Care with Improved Communication

4 Quick and Easy Actions Providers Can Take TodayBy A. Lane Therrell FNP-BC, RN, HTCP and Iris Grimm In this article, a nurse practitioner and an executive coach team up to examine the importance of improving provider-patient communication in value-based care. The...

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Workplace Violence – An Issue That Needs Attention

Workplace Violence – An Issue That Needs Attention

This morning I attended a networking / educational event organized by Stanton Law, LLC where Todd Stanton, Dr. Marc McElhaney, and Karla Baldini talked about workplace violence and how business owners and HR managers can address it.To summarize the 2-hour presentation...

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What can we learn from successful NFL teams?

Here is the transcript of the video for those of you who prefer to read than watch: As a German, I am not much of a football fan and I don’t understand every little detail about the game but it is playoff time and because of my husband’s...

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How to Stay Ahead of Problems and Crises

How to Stay Ahead of Problems and Crises

When your car makes a weird noise or when your check engine light comes on, do you tend to ignore it for a long period of time or do you take immediate action and drive by your car repair shop to get it checked out? Today, while going to a networking...

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Creating Freedom in Structure…

Creating Freedom in Structure…

….. is a topic that I explored this morning in a networking/coaching group called Roswell Cross Connect led by Peter Gibson. During this 90-minute conversation, we discussed how to build a business by overcoming opposite buttons. Actions or inaction. Courage or...

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The one trait that makes leaders ineffective

The one trait that makes leaders ineffective

Are you addicted to being right? Do you sometimes push your opinion through even though deep down inside you have the inkling that the other person may have a valid point? Do you feel better when you convinced someone of your opinion? We all do it. We all LOVE to be...

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Three Reasons for Dysfunction in the Workplace

Three Reasons for Dysfunction in the Workplace

If you had a pebble in your shoe, would you stop in your track and remove the pebble? If you have a food item on your plate that you dislike, do you eat it anyway or do you leave it on the plate? Unfortunately, it is not that easy in the workplace. When something is...

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Two Powerful Solutions to Amp Up Physician Engagement

Recently I read a survey result published by athenahealth in July of 2016 and conducted through Epocrates, a mobile app for physicians. It revealed that only 20% of more than 2000 physicians met the criteria for engagement. Interestingly enough, two main criteria for...

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