The Greatest Gift We Can Give

May 26, 2016 | Posted by in Parentship | 0
The Best Gift We Can Give

    What did you want to grow up to be when you were younger?  I know we all had amazing dreams to become an astronaut, a firefighter, or maybe even a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.  Don’t laugh there was a time where I might or might not have wanted to grow up to be a Ninja Turtle.  I mean fighting crime, know karate, and all I needed was some radioactive ooze to make it happen.  What can I say I had big plans.     As I grew older I realized that my lofty dreams of becoming a Ninja Turtle were not going to pan out.  So I set my sights just a bit lower and just wanted to be a star in the NBA.  We have all hadRead more …

3 Tools Every Leader Needs In Their Belt

May 19, 2016 | Posted by in Parentship | 0
3 Tools Every Leader Needs

    I am not a handyman by any stretch of the imagination, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.  I always loved those commercials and how you could become an expert at something just by staying in one of their rooms.  While being a parent leader is not as simple as booking a room.  If I have learned one thing in all my handyman projects that have not gone as well as the Pinterest picture shows, is that having the right tools makes all the difference.  There are tools that every parent leader needs in their tool belt that make things easier.     The tools you have in your belt determine how you approach a problem that comes up in your family organization.  It was observedRead more …

The Business of Family

May 12, 2016 | Posted by in Family Organization | 1

Why in the world would you want to run your family like a business organization?  I would bet you have never thought of your family as an organization like Google, Apple, or even the local grocery store down the street.  There are so many great organizations out there that are the standard in the industry they are in and show others what success looks like.  We all have the business that we will drive the extra mile or two because of what they do or what they stand for.   So maybe the better question would be is now the time for you to make a change in the way you look at your family and start to take the steps to run it like an organization?  If you are lookingRead more …

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 …