“Only the lead dog in a dog sled team gets a change of view” or indeed the clearest view.
Hopefully, when you visualise a team of dogs you can imagine the view all the other dogs get. So I won’t dwell on that!
Many business owners believe they should lead from the front, lead by example.
Be the lead dog.
However, when we think about it for a moment the lead dog often is the most energetic and motivated but has no idea what is going on behind. The lead dog is focused on the task in front of it and has no time to slacken. Giving it 100%, the harness controls the lead dog, pulling along the rest of the team.
But wait a moment.
Who has the clearest view?
Who has the time to appreciate the changing scenery?
Who knows the destination and can see the route?
Who controls and encourages the team?
Of course, it’s the person at the back of the sled.
They have the time and the energy to direct and motivate the team.
Where are you?