7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders by Kathy Caprino at Forbes on 16 January 2014.
The author of this article is a former family therapist; she brings her experience forward in her new role as a leadership trainer. She had a discussion with leadership expert Dr. Tim Elmore, and they came up with the following problem behaviours that can result in children not becoming leaders:
- We don’t let our children experience risk
- We rescue too quickly
- We rave too easily
- We let guilt get in the way of leading well
- We don’t share our past mistakes
- We mistake intelligence, giftedness and influence for maturity
- We don’t practice what we preach.
At the end of the article, the author provides ten steps that can be taken to avoid these seven mistakes.
As I was reading the article, I was immediately drawing comparisons to what I am doing as a father. As I thought about the various points, however, I got to thinking on how applicable they are to new employees joining the workforce (well, guilt and raving not so much).