Years ago I heard the following story. A father was reading the newspaper one evening when his young son asked him if he could play a game. The father who didn’t want to be bothered took a page of the newspaper with a map of the world on it and tore it up in pieces. He told his young son, “take these pieces of the paper and put it back together. When you are done, come back, and then I will play with you.”
Parents, coaches, teachers, managers in business and all other types of leaders have a responsibility to model positive leadership. You never know who is watching. Take a look at this enlightening video on how our leadership as parents affects our children. It’s pretty powerful. I am interested in your thoughts.