A sign in a local park states: No Domestic Animals. So, bring your lions, tigers and bears but leave those ferrets at home.

I wonder what prompted the wording. Do people really bring anything besides dogs into public parks? In an effort to be all-encompassing, the policymakers have muddied their message and left the regulation open to more interpretation.

If you mean “no dogs” just say that plainly. Don’t try to make a simple message more complex than it needs to be.


About the Author leadership dots by dr. beth triplett

Dr. beth triplett is the owner of leadership dots, offering coaching, training and consulting for new supervisors. She also shares daily lessons on her leadershipdots blog. Her work is based on the leadership dots philosophy that change happens through the intentional connecting of small steps in the short term to the big picture in the long term.

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