What My Son Needs To Know About Being a “Big” Boy

Aug 25, 2016 | Posted by in Parentship | 0

I wrote this last year but the same thoughts came running back this year as my son celebrated his birthday this week. Birthdays are always bittersweet.  When they are your own you look at them as another year older and we get to the point where we just starting counting the years because we like to live in a place where father time does not win year after year.  When we are younger how we loved those birthdays to give us the badge of honor that we were getting bigger.  Our family just celebrated one of these bittersweet days with our son turning 6 years old.  Something he has been counting down to for the last 6 months.  Not a day would go by where he would forget to tellRead more …

4 Things I Learned From The Olympics

Aug 18, 2016 | Posted by in Family Culture | 0
Olympic Swimming

I love when the summer Olympics come around every four years.  I love the sports, the stories, but more importantly, I love to have the excuse to have a sporting event on in our house all day.  It is almost as good as March Madness.  It never fails where we are treated to some amazing feats and just being able to see the best in the world put all their training to those couple of minutes or in some cases a couple of seconds of glory.  This year has been no different.  There are a few things that have really stood out to me on things we can apply to our families and our leadership.   Dedication to getting better Look at any athlete participating in the games this year.Read more …

Leadership Quotes for Parent Leaders

Aug 12, 2016 | Posted by in Parentship | 0

     I love quotes and everything about them.  They can pick you up when you are feeling down, give you a different perspective on a topic, and the thing I love most about them is the little insight into the minds of amazing people.  There are many great business minds out there with years of experience working with people and organizations.  Here are a couple of quotes from great business leaders that we can apply to our families to help us find success. The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority. – Ken Blanchard      One of the reasons I first started this blog was through all my reading and study on leadership I found how interchangeable leader and parent are.  Read this quote again as weRead more …

Make Your Mission Statement With These 3 Questions

Aug 5, 2016 | Posted by in Family Culture | 0

    The best part of a family mission statement is it is completely yours, something unique to your family.  There is no right or wrong answer to making your mission statement.  Just like a good road trip, there are many different ways to get to your destination.  The most important thing is that your family knows where it is going.  This is the clarity that a mission statement brings to your family.  It tells everyone in the family what we stand for and what we are trying to do.     Take a look some mission statements from some businesses I am sure most of us use quite a bit.   Chevron At the heart of The Chevron Way is our Vision to be the global energy company most admired for its people,Read more …

Are We There Yet?

Jul 12, 2016 | Posted by in Family Culture | 0
Are We There Yet

     I love to drive. I love to just get out in the car are drive around.  There is just something about the open road and having the freedom to really choose where you want to go.  One of the highlights of my week is going for a Sunday drive.  It usually happens just after lunch where I will ask the kids “Do you want to go for a ride?”      I almost always get two different responses from my children.  My son will first ask, “Are we going to Grandma and Grandpa’s?”  Depending on the answer to that question will determine if he is down for a ride.  If we are going to end up at Grandma’s somehow, then he is in for sure.  If not itRead more …