Parenting and Managing: A short list

A bulleted list of the ways in which being a parent makes me a better manager

  • Empathizing with anothers perspective
  • Being ok with someone being unable to see my logic or thought process
  • Responding to other’s emotions with kindness and patience
  • Recognizing that anothers understanding may be completely different than mine
  • Knowing that even when I think im being clear, I’m probably not
  • Adjusting my personal styles to fit someone elses
  • (Parents of multiple children) knowing that each person is an individual and what works for one may not work for another
  • Being confident in the fact that sometimes providing boundaries or rules help the result
  • Being comfortable knowing that sometimes I will need to do something that will not make another person happy
  • Being ok with someone responding unhappily and at least trying to help them understand the reasoning behind the decision or request
  • Knowing that the more resources I can get, the better I will be
  • Understanding deeply that I will always need to work on being better
  • Telling the difference between what is important and what isn’t to me which helps me realize what decisions I can fully empower another to make
  • Knowing that I won’t know if I’ve done a good job or not for a long time
  • Being efficient AF
  • Recognizing tradeoffs and their impact on project, work, home, and other individuals
  • Constantly coming up with creative solutions, compromises, and suggestions

What can you add to this list?

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