Want to Be a Better Leader?
Welcome to my blog! Regular blog posts will be short—400 words or less—so you can get the point quickly (commentaries may run longer).
I invite comments, with one caveat: Keep it civil. I value feedback and even welcome disagreement, but let’s dialog in a way that leads to greater perspective for all and avoids the all-too-easy name calling and mud slinging.
Being competent in the area of trust just might be the single-most important life skill we can teach our kids. If we want them to grow up to be successful adults, this is one area we should invest our time and energies.read more
If our kids are ever going to be in a position to truly influence their world as adults, they will need to work with and through people. They can only do that if they authentically display compassion. So what’s the best way for them to learn compassion?read more
Remember the last unstable/unhealthy job you were in? It felt terrible, didn’t it? When kids experience instability in the home its impact can be long-lasting. So what can we do as parents to lead our kids by providing greater stability?read more
Sometimes the grind of parenting erodes the hope that your kids will become capable adults. But if we don’t have hope for our kids, what happens to them when they don’t have any hope for themselves?read more
Our brains learn more from failure than from success. But the learning is usually offset by the negative emotions and shame we attach to failure. How can we, as parents, avoid the trap of shame and disappointment when our kids don’t succeed?read more
Power and authority purposed and directed can do amazing things. Power unchecked and self-serving is controlling and greedy. Do you know which kind of authority will you model for your children?read more
The really good leaders understand relational capital and create an atmosphere that’s connective, inclusive and collaborative. So what’s one of the best ways to develop this important skill set in future leaders?read more
When kids are young, parents make a lot of their decisions. As kids grow and start making more of their own, things really get interesting. What if you could instill good decision-making skills right from the start?read more
Good leadership helps others identify and leverage their talents and giftedness. The same is true for parenting: Help your kids discover who they were made to be—which might be different from what you want them to be.read more
Discipline is one of the most challenging aspects of parenting. But having the right frame of reference will help preserve some sanity—for both you and your kids.read more