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What to learn from pets

Cute and companionable, yes, but good for business? From leadership, communication skills and creativity to dealing with rejection, Dr Margit Gabriele Muller shares 10 lessons for success taught by our furry friends

Mental health awareness

During the pandemic, pet ownership has seen a major increase, with 19% of young UK adults adopting a new pet and 16% planning to. Of those surveyed, 90% said pets helped them cope during lockdown. Pets have been proven to boost health and well-being, but they can also teach life and business lessons, soft skills and personality traits. So what can we as businesspeople learn from pets that will help us become effective leaders?