A blog worth reading, Everyday Relevance by Scott Schwertly, mentions two types of dogs, one of which is my role model as a leader and as a parent. Here is the description of my role model the sheep dog:
He moves with confidence and can guide his sheep with a simple look.
His powerful glance says it all and he can move the sheep in any
direction he chooses with a few quick steps and powerful stares. He
does his job remarkably well.
Link: The Sheep Dog