Chapter 7


Change needs to be made, and remade. It’s the essence of what leaders do.1 If you’ve been doing the suggested exercises so far—articulating your values and vision, talking with important people in your life, and thinking afresh about your future—you have likely noticed areas where your actions are at odds with your priorities as a parent and as a partner. Now you’re ready to innovate: to try to create ways to meet the needs of the most important people in your world, to imagine how to make things better for them—and for you—and to bring them along with you as you lead toward that vision of a better future.2

Although Ryan and Leah Dettmer found it easy to blame one another for the challenges of co-parenting four young children, ...

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