Yes, my first best-selling book has been delayed.
And I’ve been sitting on the fence and haven’t done much (except think about it) in the past six months.
This has to change. It’s going to change. There is no try, only do.
The same with training a Puppy. This morning Cooper didn’t listen to some basic commands.
There were only two choices.
- Do something (nip it in the bud)
- Do nothing (making the behavior acceptable in the future)
This is the way leadership works. Our choices, conscious or unconscious, make us believable as leaders. Or not.
Believability is a long word for trust.
Trust is a leader’s secret weapon.
Cooper can trust that if he doesn’t listen, there is a price to be paid.
Leaders can not afford to have their followers second guess their command.
You know this right?
In the end, Cooper and I had some very tender moments of reassurance that it was the behavior, not him, that was unacceptable.