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Quiet Leadership by David Rock

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USING THE SIX STEPS WITH CHILDREN

Focus is the quintessential component of superior performance in every activity, no matter what the level of skill or the age of the performer. Focus follows interest, and interest does not need coercion. A gentle hand on the steering wheel of attention will suffice.

TIM GALLWEY (2001)

Many otherwise intelligent adults fall in a heap when it comes to interacting with their teenage children. So “Can I use these principles with my kids?” is a question I often get asked.

The answer is: yes and no. Let’s explore the “no” part first. When people ask this question, they are really asking, “Can you give me any tricks for controlling my teenager?” For these parents, the bad news is that the Six Steps won’t help ...

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