“The dog ate my homework…” There we go again-shifting the blame for our human gaffes and failures to our innocent canines. In his latest book, former Verizon Labor Relations Director and Sales Manager-and professional dog trainer- Joe Dwyer turns the classic canine excuse on its head with a fascinating exploration of accountability from the dog’s view: What if our dogs, the most accountable among us, can teach us humans a thing or two about accountability? Through the stories of Dwyer’s own four dogs-from therapy dog Shelby, who visits adult daycare facilities, to Spartacus, who attentively looks his owner in the eye when being reprimanded-The Dog Ate My Homework-or Did He? reveals seven powerful areas of accountability that are key to success in business and in life. Readers will discover how to
• unlock the power of accountability to advance one’s career
• leverage accountability to drive maximum performance
•forge deeper relationships and attain greater personal fulfillment
unlock the power of accountability to advance one’s career leverage accountability to drive maximum performance forge deeper relationships and attain greater personal fulfillment.
Authentic accountability is about making the leap from what we must do to the creative realm of what it is that we most hope to do-and, amazingly, it’s our canine friends who can show us the way.
“Through powerful storytelling and practical applications, Joe Dwyer helps create a road map foramoreaccountable-andmeaningful-life.
Dogloverswillappreciatehisabilitytorelate the basic experiences of our canine friends to our complex human emotions and behaviors. Seasoned executives will find inspiration in Joe’s approach and will take a renewed look at their own accountability in all aspects of their lives.”
CATHY ANN LEONARD, Senior Manager, Talent Development
“This book about accountability from a dog’s point of view is an incredible invitation for each of us to show up and make a difference. Every time he sees you, he’s glad to see you, and he’s accountable in every aspect of life. What a comparison to show us this simple, but powerful way of life that our canine friends live. Their presence and sense of responsibility are always there. What we can learn from dogs! I love it. ”
JUANELL TEAGUE, Author of The Zig Ziglar Difference
“In an intriguing way, Joe Dwyer utilizes the basic attributes of man’s best friend to illustrate the fundamental concepts required to achieve authentic accountability in your personal, busi- ness and community life. The book offers a commonsense and thoughtful guide to a more fulfilling and meaningful life. An excellent read and well worth the time.”
JOHN W. HOWARD, General Manager Engineering, Verizon (retired)