Every behaviour has a usefulness. Somewhere where it makes sense. As a parent leader, we have the adventure of helping children to find the place where their behaviour makes sense.
James Clear is the author of New York Times Best Selling book, Atomic Habits, An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones. He shares his thoughts on the best time to instill good habits in children.
In amongst all of this reality, nowhere once are you taught how to thrive in amongst the sheer volume of responsibility. It’s not a question of reducing your career (which is an option some choose), it’s a question of how do I do all the things that make me feel alive and ensure my children and family thrive too?
Why are parents forgetting to invest time in the most important leadership role of their lives? By Jenny Vanderhoek
Throughout my last 10 plus years in corporate, I attended minimum 2 leadership courses or conferences a year. I always came back feeling refreshed from the learnings and ready to kick off the next project with some of the newfound skills that I had learnt.
When fear underpins your goals for your child, this projection can result in your child developing motivation to please you rather than achieving a goal for themselves.
Every child is a genius. I was angry because he has never been recognised or awarded for the thing he does best, because the current system doesn’t measure this.
As parents, how much do you need to see external achievements to see if your child is on track? Are you able to trust that a child will learn when left to play and discover at their own pace?
As time is stacked against us as working parents, being able to maximize the cracks of time can have a lasting impact on what a child remembers and associates with these moments.
There are various styles of leadership, each with different outcomes. The 19th century autocratic style of leadership was one of command and control, dominant in the industrial age to encourage employees to conform and mass produce.