As managers, we are often asked our opinion and sometimes even considered an authority in our particular area of expertise. Most find this gratifying and usually try to improve our skills if we have ambitions to become more successful.
When asked a question we don’t know the answer to, that is where the integrity rubber hits the road. Do we admit we don’t know, offer to find out and risk looking uninformed, or do we bluff our way through it and hope like mad that we haven’t given someone detrimental information or advice? Continue reading
Note: This post is mostly about children who plan to go to college…college is NOT the answer for all children, and we parents must be open to the different paths our children choose, even if they are not the ones that align with our dreams for them.
Preparation. What do you think that means?
Posted in College Years - Young Adulthood, Middle School through High School, Parenting and Management
- Tagged advanced degree, career, children, college, communication, education, management, parenting, preparing for college
The only management parallel I could think of for this post is the heinous practice that some managers have of pitting one employee against another for the “boss’ favor.” Yes, sibling rivalry is alive and well in corporate America, particularly where the hierarchy is very rigid and bureaucracy has layers that can only be navigated well with the help of someone higher up the food chain.
Posted in Birth through Pre-school, Kindergarten to Middle School, Middle School through High School, Parenting and Management
- Tagged competition, management, parenting, rivalry, sibling rivalry, siblings, siblings without rivalry, sisters
Managing well involves using the proper tools for the task at hand while keeping the costs down and quality as high as possible. Hmm…how does that correlate to parenting?
How about baby and kid stuff? There is a huge industry which has sprung up around trendy ways to care for, maintain, train, and restrain your bundles of joy and much of it will empty your pocketbook (and those of your generous friends and family) when the “tried and true” will do just as well in most cases. Continue reading
My husband is in management and customer service, and my business background is in management and sales. Setting expectations, reviews, and assessments of subordinates were a part of the package, and over the years we both heard a variety of recommendations on how to do it constructively.
He mentioned the other day that he found a useful tip from an article on LinkedIn. The author explored the power of “and” in the context of giving feedback. Continue reading