I think the basic wisdom in the phrase is great and wish there was a way to get some managers to understand the simple logic here. Why is it that some bosses feel compelled to bark when wagging is a much more expedient way to bring out the best in people?
The barking dog is simply doing its job. The dog only knows that to defend his territory, he needs to sound off at anything that might encroach.
The frequency of barking is an interesting aspect. Why does the dog bark at intervals less than about 10 seconds?
Is it because he has a short memory and can’t remember that he just barked? Is it because the potential invaders of his territory need to be reminded…
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