That poor dog has no stretch left in his lead. The only thing that can flex now is his neck…and that seldom ends well! The demands for more ‘stretch’ are simply not going to work.
It is far too easy for managers to set stretch goals or targets despite their difficulty. I understand the need for ‘more’ however it is too easy to put on pressure rather than looking for ways to lengthen the lead or take off the collar. The problem is not really transferred when an unreasonable ‘stretch’ goal is given…its just hidden for a short while.
The problem must not all be Louie’s – collaboration and teamwork, triggered by the leader is what is really needed.