Kids & Family:Parenting
S5-Ep197 - Parenting is Leadership – What the Army can teach you!
So there’s an organization out there called the Army. I don’t know if you’ve ever heard of it. But here in the states, it’s a factory where people go in one end and come out the other end molded into leaders (sometimes).
So what can the Army teach me about parenting? Well you’re leader of a little army of your own. And when you think about it that way. You can cherry pick the best parts. When I say ‘Army’ some people conjur positive images of respect and discipline, others may think, yea, the Army is not my model on raising kids. I don’t think that’s really relevant. The point is that there are good people in every organization and the Army is one that focuses really on leadership – and have a thing or two to learn from. Again – parenting is leadership, so hear me out.
Their definition of leadership is really simple:
Leadership is the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization
And purpose, direction, and motivation is what we all do as parents. Even without consciously trying – that’s what we do.
Again, relating them to parenting: (purpose, direction, motivation)
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