Voices: Human Capital

lead tom moriartyHuman Capital is a monthly column for plant managers, department managers, supervisors and aspiring leaders. This column provides a blend of leadership and organizational development concepts with practical applications and insight. Look for Plant Services Contributing Editor Tom Moriarty for leadership topics to expand your leadership toolkit.

A canine lesson on leadership

Tom Moriarty explains what a dog's run-in with a staircase teaches about assigning new tasks.

By Tom Moriarty
Jan 3, 2017

Maggie is our beautiful, solid black German Shepherd.  She is a stunning specimen. Maggie was five or six years old when my wife adopted her from the local animal shelter (where everyone should get their pets). We knew very little of her earlier life with her previous owner. She loves people, especially little children, and behaves very well. When we take her for walks around the neighborhood, people stop what they are doing to watch her graceful strides and her striking appearance. We often hear people in the distance say, “What a beautiful dog.” 

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