New Book Provides Innovative Approach to Employee Development

New book by speaker & trainer offers an innovative approach to employee development by treating employees like dogs.
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Sept. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- Trainer and speaker Michael Patterson offers an innovate approach to employee development in his new book Sit Stay Succeed! (Tremendous Life Books: July 2012). In the book, Patterson makes a case you can successfully hire, train, coach, and motivate employees using the same principles as you would a new puppy. “Employees are every company’s greatest asset, and the leaders of tomorrow were hired yesterday.” Patterson explains. “There are organizations today who bypass structured onboarding, training, and development programs for their employees. Managers may spend more time selecting, training, and rewarding their new puppy at home than they do their employees at work.”

While Patterson admits to receiving more than a few raised eyebrows to the idea you can use dog principles on employees, managers ultimately embrace the notion once they fully understand the concept.  “The truth is, many people can relate better to dogs than they do people. If I brought a 200lb St. Bernard home to a studio apartment, then I’m asking for trouble. Using the same logic, if I hired an employee who doesn’t possess the skills and characteristics needed for the job, or whose values and work-ethic doesn’t align with our company’s culture, I’m asking for trouble as well. As I dog owner, I wouldn’t expect my new puppy to know how to sit and stay without the proper training and reinforcement. As a manager, I shouldn’t expect a new employee to perform effectively at his or her job without providing the proper training, coaching, and motivation either.”

In his book, Patterson explains his approach, detailing in each chapter the steps to employee developing by using his own two dogs as a point of reference. Chapters and lessons include Choosing the Right Breed (interviewing and hiring), Bringing the New Pup Home (training and onboarding), Preparing for the Occasional Accident (disciplinary issues), and Don’t Forget to Let Them Out to Play (creating a great place to work).Sit Stay Succeed! is available at the author’s website, and everywhere books are sold.

Source:Mike Patterson Partner in Learning LLC
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