Who you are depends on the questions you ask

Apr 28, 2016 | Posted by in Parentship | 0
Great questions

    Two books that have greatly influenced the way I look at leadership and parenting are the books QBQ! The question behind the question by John G. Miller and Good Leaders Ask Great Questions by John Maxwell.  There is even a great QBQ! book for the parent.  Both of these books are great reads and I encourage you to take a look at both of them as you look to better your parenting and leadership skills for your family.  Both of these books explain the most important things we can do as leaders is to ask questions.      Not just the easy questions, but questions that will make us grow to become more than what we are now.  John Miller states that “turning our thinking around and asking more personally accountable questions is oneRead more …

Running with the Joneses

Mar 31, 2016 | Posted by in Family Culture | 0
Runnig with the Joneses

“Don’t compare yourself with anyone in this world…if you do so, you are insulting yourself.” –Bill Gates, Founder and CEO of Microsoft     Do you know the Joneses?  I am sure in one way or another we have all had a run in with them at one point or another.  There is that one family in every neighborhood.  Let me tell you about the Joneses in our neighborhood.     We were on a walk around the neighborhood one day and as we walked by the house on the corner they just happened to have their garage door open.  As we walked by I happened to glance in and I had to do a double-take.  In this garage, they had everything I had ever wanted.  Not only did theyRead more …

Parent Manager vs Leader

Mar 23, 2016 | Posted by in Parentship | 0
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     One of my favorite authors is leadership expert John Maxwell.  One of the things he teaches that has always stuck with me is that everything rises and falls based off of leadership.  Behind every strong organization or team is a strong leader who is there driving and serving those members of the organization.  The family is the same way in the need for leadership.  Have you ever thought of your role in your family as being the leader of the family.  Some families have partnership leaders some have a sole leader but any strong organization needs someone who is guiding the group through the ups and downs they encounter.      There is an often debated skill of a manager vs a leader.  When I think of a manager IRead more …

The Foundation of Family

Mar 17, 2016 | Posted by in Family Organization | 0

I am sure at one point or another everyone has done it.  Spent hours online looking at house plans dreaming of what would be the perfect house.  We look at how many bedrooms, the style we want, or maybe you are looking for your dream kitchen.  This is the glitz and glamor that we all look for in that dream house.   While these features are important and get most of the attention in our planning one of the most important parts of any house is the foundation.  A foundation does not get all of the attention and I would bet you will find a lot fewer Pinterest results for dream foundations in comparison to dream house.  I will have to admit that I have never even searched for homeRead more …

Family Culture

Mar 10, 2016 | Posted by in Family Organization | 0

  For years now we have heard how great a company Google is and if you ask their employees they will be the first to tell you how great it is to be a part of that team.  With good reason, they have found themselves tops on the list of Glassdoors rankings of “50 Best Places to Work.”  As you look over the list it is full of companies who have found incredible success in their market.  One of the main contributors to this success is the culture that each one of these groups creates for their employees.   There have been many studies and much written about corporate culture but it can simply be defined as the beliefs and attitudes of the employees within the organization.  So what isRead more …