Leadership in Parenting: Modeling

Leadership in Parenting: Modeling

This series is about viewing parenting from the perspective of leadership and developing future leaders. Being a parent is the most basic—and most vital—of all leadership roles, though it’s rarely thought of that way. I wish someone would have oriented me to...
Leadership in Parenting: Intro

Leadership in Parenting: Intro

This was originally going to be a single blog post. As I started writing it quickly became apparent that there’s no way I can address it in 400 words or less. So I’ve decided to make it into a series instead.  Perhaps the most significant leadership role...
“Be a Leader, Not a Manager!” … Really?

“Be a Leader, Not a Manager!” … Really?

There’s been a recent chorus of voices exhorting people to be “a leader, not a manager.” The contrast implies that being a manager is a second-fiddle, lower-level role. (I think) I get what these voices are saying: Boldly go. Lead the charge, take...
The Most Important Thing

The Most Important Thing

Where do we begin to get better as a leader? There are so many things we must do to lead effectively. But that’s part of what actually prevents us from getting better as leaders: There is so much to focus on. And focusing on too much = focusing on nothing. One of the...

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