This Week on Survival Leadership

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Daring Greatly

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Friday, August 22, 2014

FINAL Post #8--Parenting

Wholehearted Parenting. Joseph Pearce writes: “What we are teaches the child more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become.” Amen!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Daring Greatly: Post #7--Work and School

Re-humanize work and school. Leaders are those who hold themselves accountable for finding potential in people and process. It’s not about position but attitude and behavior. Leading in a culture of scarcity—“never enough”—is tough. Fear of failure and rejection inhibits innovation at school and work. “Blaming, gossiping, name-calling and harassment are all behavioral clues that shame has permeated a culture.” Often kids are shamed at school about something they created (writing, drawing, art, etc.) and it can scar them for a LONG time. Same at work.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Daring Greatly: Post #6--The Gap

Mind the Gap. “The gap” is the distance between our aspirational and practiced values. We often say one thing but do another, and that creates a credibility and vulnerability value gap. Parents and bosses lose credibility when the say-do gap is large.  When our practiced values conflict regularly with our cultural values and aspirations, disengagement is inevitable. Engagement doesn’t come from compliance but from connection, love and vulnerability.

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