“Sweetheart, I don’t think you’re putting it together right.”
My wife hadn’t been in the room for two minutes. I looked up from the headboard I was assembling for our daughter’s new bed and just stared at her.
It was late, I’d had a long day, and I simply didn’t have the patience to walk [...]
None of the thumbs in our house are green.
Despite this well-known fact, We planted a dogwood tree in our front yard last fall. The whole family got involved—the kids helped dig the hole, drop the sapling in, replace the dirt, and water it down. We prayed for the leafless structure all winter, hoping [...]
Want more from your followers? More commitment, more passion, more focus, more imagination? More results?
Then give more. You get what you give as a leader.
Don’t expect others to miraculously take the first step—that’s your job! The definition (and responsibility) of a leader is to initiate, assume risk, and be the first to open up.
You could learn a lot about leadership from a child.
As the father of three young children, I’m daily reminded how wonderfully exasperating kids can be. One minute they’re sweet and pure and glorious, the next they’re bawling, selfish and stubborn. They’re little amplified versions of you and me—unapologetically parading around our vices and virtues—without that [...]
“Lucy, you can’t just say, ‘no-thank-you bite.’ You have to actually take a bite first.”
“But I don’t like it.”
“How do you know you don’t like it? You haven’t taken a no-thank-you bite yet.”
Parenting three kids five and under, my wife and I spend a lot of time providing [...]
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