Why encourage people in the middle of the pack and those who are dead last?- from my archives

Who’s cheering for the steady Eddies? Who’s applauding the kid who comes in last? What’s wrong with our approach when we celebrate the winners and discard all the rest? The last two weeks were the local cross-country races for my daughter. I thought I’d dust off this post as it still applies. ***** Remember theContinue reading “Why encourage people in the middle of the pack and those who are dead last?- from my archives”

Archived: What my Mom taught me about leadership

My Mom: The first person I laid eyes on, the first person to guide me by the hand, my first love and my first model of leadership. While I didn’t know it as a child and disregarded it as an adolescent, my Mom taught me a lot about leadership. Like most great leaders, she never sat me […]

What my Mom taught me about leadership

My Mom: The first person I laid eyes on, the first person to guide me by the hand, my first love and my first model of leadership. While I didn’t know it as a child and disregarded it as an adolescent, my Mom taught me a lot about leadership. Like most great leaders, she never sat meContinue reading “What my Mom taught me about leadership”

Why encourage those in the middle of the pack and those who are dead last?

Remember the Seinfeld episode where George worries about worlds colliding? Well, fair warning: here’s a post where leadership, parenting, ranting and sound advice collide. Last Friday, my 8-year old son participated in a city-wide cross-country track race. I went to encourage him and to help out his teachers; but what started like a little parentingContinue reading “Why encourage those in the middle of the pack and those who are dead last?”