A series of short videos about the parallels between parenthood and leadership.
Many challenges as a parent can also be found in the workplace.
Small children grow up, and that means: letting go, no matter how difficult.
Of course, you are the perfect parent who gives your child the space to grow and develop.
So why don't you do this at work?
You can apply the same recipe to your team: let go, empower, and grow.
Leadership always starts from self-leadership.
Know yourself first and decide what to invest your energy in before focusing on others.
When you become a parent, it's the same thing. You encounter yourself and learn more about yourself along the way. A good parent is, first and foremost, a self-aware parent.
Choose your fights and find the right energy balance.
Anne gives the perfect example of shoes lying around in the corridor and the fact that the kids apparently can't manage to put them in the right place. It's so familiar to a lot of parents.
So be it! Let it go; as long as children are in your house, shoes will lie around the corridor. Full stop.
In many parenting pairs, What you often see in daily life is the 'if I don't get if from Mum, I'll go to Dad' phenomenon. It happens in many parenting pairs that both partners have different parenting styles. This often leads to tensions, especially when it is not mentioned and discussed.
It's also something we very often see in companies. The different managers each have their management style, and the employees quickly know who they should approach for what and who they should come in which way. Sometimes managers (like parents) are played off against each other.
Is this a problem?
Every parent/manager is unique and has their approach. This is fine as long as the fundamental values and principles behind this parenting or management style are the same.
You can ask yourself the following questions:
An introductory workshop on these leadership principles is a must-have to ensure that every manager knows the foundations on which they may/should build their management style.
We can give the following leadership principles as an example, based on a recent Ambits client case:
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