Here’s How Leadership Skills Can Help You Parent Better 2022

June 20, 2022

People know that good leadership includes clarifying your values, talking to stakeholders, and sharing a vision. All of that also makes a great parent, and there’s no reason to leave it in the workplace, say Stewart Friedman and Alyssa Westring, co-authors of “Parents Who Lead”.

00:00 Nobody wants to see themselves as the parent that’s just nit-picking
00:30 Why are we good leaders at work, but forget it all at home?
01:05 We know what good leadership looks like: you ask, you listen.
01:26 Step 1 to better parenting: Figure out your own values and motives.
02:07 Step 2 to better parenting: Share those values with stakeholders (i.e., your kids).
03:06 Step 3 to better parenting: Ask you kids what they think, and what they need.
04:35 Your kids’ answers will undoubtedly surprise and enlighten you.
06:17 It might seem weird, but these work skills can lead to better relations at home.

If you liked this video, be sure to also check out HBR’s new podcast series, “Family Management”:

The show is a pick-me-up for exhausted moms and dads. Over four episodes, hosts Kevin Evers and Erica Truxler will make listeners laugh by recounting the latest drama at their homes, illustrating stories with snippets of sound from their children. And they’ll keep spirits up and careers advancing by weaving in (self-)management insights that strengthen self-compassion and resilience.


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  1. Valuable session especially putting parenthood and leadership together

  2. The Thought here communications for the leader and his team.

  3. Superb session on parenting

  4. So thoughtful! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Reply
    GOMATHAM N RAJU GOGULAM June 20, 2022 at 4:53 am

    You brought up leaders and kids in to a single space and created a new context that something more valuable – which is need of the hour in society, more so post pandemic. Who ever conceived and developed deserves special kudos from YouTube community. So HBR is more humanistic than just business ah 👍😌👍

  6. Great reflections of leadership on parenthood!!

  7. Awesome video! Learned a lot today.

  8. Reply
    Safiullah Wasiullah June 20, 2022 at 4:53 am


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