Want to be successful like CEO? GET A DOG!

93% of the C-suite executives surveyed grew up with a pet, and 78% PARTIALLY ATTRIBUTE THEIR CAREER SUCCESS IN PART TO OWNING A PET AS A CHILD.

Successful business people confirm: having furry companions around the house taught them valuable lessons as a child, such as:

  • responsibility,
  • empathy,
  • creativity

– qualities they believe helped them to thrive in a corporate world.

Moreover! Nearly a quarter (24%) say that their childhood pet taught them more valuable lessons than their first internship. 62% of these head corporate honchos believe pets had a positive impact on their ability to build relationships with employees and clients.

Tips for you:

If you’re looking for inspiration, a whopping 77% of C-suite executives said THEY CAME UP WITH THE BEST BUSINESS IDEA WHILE WALKING A DOG!

If your parents refused to have a dog in your childhood – it’s not too late: 80% of people surveyed said they felt more connected to colleagues who own pets, and 79% believing that colleagues with pets are hard workers. Therefore, it is your choice now! More #BizCoaching tips – contact us.

BTW: don’t be surprised though if you see me trying to get dog hair off my business dress or to hide the slightly wet end of the sleeve – a trace of my lovely Newton ?

Source: Kelton Research, citation: by T. Robbins


About the Author:

DOROTA IWANKIEWICZ, FCIM | Senior Strategic/Marketing Professional | External&Internal Branding Specialist | CIPD & CILEx member Dorota combines 20 years of experience and constant development in the range of influencing people as a senior marketing/strategic professional and a managing director conducting manufacturer's projects. As a senior marketing professional: she accompanies DM2 Agency’s clients to achieve their defined goals, using knowledge and rich resources from neuromarketing, behaviourism, psycholinguistics. Dorota is the author of an educational programme about the art of persuasion, protected by the intellectual property law and implemented by the best Polish universities, and she is a co-leader of business workshops cooperating with the top law’s firm from City London. Her portfolio, gathered for many years, represents examples of effective marketing&PR campaigns eg. VISA, Mastercard, GSK, British America Tobacco, Geberit. She was a leader in European transitional programme (cooperation: Poland and UK) focused on training systems in order to develop employability, improving the labour market according to EU programme Europe 2020 growth and jobs strategy. Dorota is future-focused, inquisitive and open-minded; seeks out evolving and innovative ways to add an irresistible value to the clients/organisations. She consistently leads by example, acts with integrity, impartiality and independence, balancing individual, organisation and legal parameters. EXPERTISE: Leadership and Management | Communications strategy | Negotiations | Neuromarketing | Public Relations | Employer Branding | Employment Law | Psycholinguistics

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