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Five Leadership Lessons From My Kids

They aren’t leaders now, and they certainly weren’t then, but I learned from them anyway… 1) If people don’t want to play with you, it might be more about them than you. Oh, the tears when someone chose not to invite my offspring to a play date or party! But then they grew up. And last week one of them told me where some of those kids are now – more than twenty years later – and you wouldn’t want to be there for all the coffee at Starbucks. Leadership Lesson: It’s more important to be true to yourself than it is to be popular. 2) Sometimes being silly is more effective than being serious. Oh, how they loved Dr. Seuss! I can still recite parts of Hop on Pop, which just shows you how effective repetition is. But buried within the silly was always something really important, worth remembering and worth trying to apply in everyday life. As we learned from Horton, “A person’s a person no matter how small,” which was quite useful the day they met a very small man in a wheelchair. Leadership Lesso…