Learn Team Leadership Skills From Parenting

“I don’t believe in beating my kids. So I make them wear a Justin Bieber shirt and Crocs to school so the other kids will do it for me.”

—Adam Sandler, American comic and actor

I have had more than one client refer to their business team as a “family.” It’s true, too, and in more ways than one. As a parent of four kids, I can tell you that business coworkers and family members behave similarly in many essential ways, such as tattling on each other; fighting over toys; getting into various spats that flare, cool to embers, and then flare again; griping over unfair workloads; leaving jobs half-done; ...

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