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Adaptive Leadership: Leading and parenting allows failure

January 12, 2012  |   Adaptive Leadership,Parenting   |     |   0 Comment

To be a successful parent you have to be an adaptive leader. Teaching and training up leaders requires a level of patience, wisdom, and humility that many successful leaders find challenging. Its one thing to lead, make decisions, and take responsibility. It is an entirely different thing to coach and develop leaders on the ideals and principles that you use to make your decisions. This isn't a "right" or "wrong" paradigm. It is just another way of being.  Adaptive Leadership requires a whole different level of vulnerability and openness to mentor and guide a young child as a parent or develop an employee as manager. It involves a choice..a choice to be a coach and teacher and actively participate in the development of those around you. This level of vulnerability is not so much limited by ego, but really limited by a perspective. These perspectives usually show ...

A Father as Shepherd and Still Waters

June 19, 2011  |   Faith, Life, and Leadership Experiences,Parenting   |     |   0 Comment

To fathers on Father's Day. Whether you follow Judeo-Christian principles or not there is a powerful metaphor for all fathers in the 23rd Psalm ? The idea that a father is a Shepherd. You are the Shepherd of your family and children. You need to keep watch over your family, especially in their growing up years. The Psalm is often read at funerals, but it is not a "song for the dead"! It is for the living. The Psalm speaks of the essence of what a committed father, not just a father God,  should be for his children.  Here is a list of what I see being called out for us as fathers. Leading and Meeting their needs Green Pastures...our children should not want for love, nutrition, and direction. We must insist that they choose a rich environment to become an adult learner and responsible for not only their ...