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”

Why blame?

When I was out for a walk last night, a lovely family of four was biking along a path at the top of the hill on the horizon. Suddenly, the little girl – obviously a new rider of perhaps six or seven years old – fell off her bike. She didn’t even appear to wobble,Continue reading “Why blame?”

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?”