- Producer12/04/2016The 4 Qualities Required to be a Great Leader and a Great ParentThere’s no shortage of articles out there about what it takes to make a great leader and plenty of articles on what it takes to be a great parent. And maybe there are not that many folks who have figured out how to be great at either. I have aspired...
Comments10/02/2017 #11 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat article. I am currently reading "Stepping Up" by Dennis Rainey. Something that he said in one of his chapters that applies to both Leadership and Parenting was, "We were not meant to Rust out, yet to wear out." Dennis was speaking about always being in action mode, and not retreating into passivity.13/09/2016 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanYou are a courageous man, Matt, and a class act. Being a great leader and a great parent is the ultimate of knowing you've done a good job with your life. And yes, relating to your last statement, I believe being a great leader and a great parent can be one in the same. Be confident in what you do.11/09/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherExcellent tips @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, my favorite which I agree with 110 %- "4. You have to stay open to synchronicity, intuition and the very real possibility that you don’t know all that you need on your own. Putting yourself out there listening to those that know better and believing with all your heart that it’s going to succeed."11/09/2016 #3 James O'ConnellI love this @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, I think you've nicely outlined how to deal with life. Not just work or family but the whole thing, nice & concise, parenting is leading & leading is all of what you said.
One thought though:
While I appreciate being a single parent has its challenges, I think the situation lends well to a focused demonstration of leadership.
Where in a dual parentship, challenges are different & perhaps 'less' to a degree & leadership becomes less straight forward. While partners may share vision, getting there is seldom the same practice.
Now, I don't think single parenting is one bit easy! I do think, dual parents could take much from how a successful single parent achieves what you outlined.
Thank you (' ' ,)
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