It’s obvious that I’ve been thinking about the intersection of leadership and parenting for a long time. I recently caught up with someone I worked with over 10 years ago. As I told her about my new blog and leadership coaching business, she said that she had fond memories of a book club that I used to run for the program managers at our company. One of her favorite discussions was on How to Talk so Kids Will Listen & Listen so Kids Will Talk by Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.
Yup. I asked a group of professionals, most of whom did not have kids, to read a parenting book. In doing so, I asked them to imagine that the title of the book was “How to Talk so TEAMS Will Listen & Listen so TEAMS Will Talk.” And it worked! We had a great conversation about the book and how to apply it to our work environment.
Do you have a favorite parenting book that has helped shape your leadership style? Please tell me about it by commenting on this post. I look forward to hearing from you.
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4 thoughts on “How to talk so teams will listen”
Hi Karen, I wasn’t in your book club, but I love that book, too! I probably need to dust it off again, come to think of it…do you have a suggestion for a sibling rivalry book? 😉
Hi Erik – the same authors have another fantastic book called “Siblings without Rivalry.” I highly recommend it!
I loved “Siblings without Rivalry!” I also loved “Raising Your Spirited Child” – it really helped me understand everyone (not just my children!) and the book does a great job in describing different types of “spiritedness”.
Thank you for the recommendation!