Navigating the Unknown

Navigating the Unknown

Ok, I have a confession to make, I don’t always know what I’m doing. If fact there are many parenting moments where I have no idea what to do next.  Here’s what I do know, navigating the unknown is a leadership skill. Most people want certainty. As a parent you want...
Future of leadership for parents

Future of leadership for parents

I recently had the pleasure of being at The Future of Leadership conference. As always, with all the learning and development I do, I’m looking at it through the lens of parenting. How can you (and I) be a better parent leaders?             We are all learning...
It’s ok to lose your parenting mojo

It’s ok to lose your parenting mojo

  It is common to have parenting highs and parenting lows. It’s also common to have parenting seasons. I know for me, I can go through periods where I’m on form, present, fun and in my parenting mojo. And other times I’m under my rock, wanting...
Leadership is a choice

Leadership is a choice

Ever noticed how energy enters a room before the person does? Think about a work setting, one of your colleagues walks in and you instinctively know there’s something going on. What about your partner or your child, when they’ve had a great day. They come home, energy...
Connecting with your child when you’re busy

Connecting with your child when you’re busy

Ever heard the phrase, take care of the pennies and the pounds take care if themselves (I’m English born!)? What if the same were true with taking care of the minutes with your child?  “Take care of the minutes and the hours take care of themselves”...
Do grades really matter?

Do grades really matter?

I read an article today on successful people who didn’t get good grades in school (it’s worth a read) and with my own children I don’t focus on grades, I try to focus on effort – did they try? Did they enjoy learning?  But I am questioning...