Spare the rod and spoil the child?! @BruceSallan #DadChat Recap

May 21, 2012

Spare the rod and spoil the child?

That ain’t in the Bible! But there’s several equivalents in the Old Testament – most of them in Proverbs. Here’s one example of such:

He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes (diligently). Proverbs 13:24

Note: This #DadChat RECAP appeared last week on Bruce Sallan’s blog.

Are parents spoiling their kids?

Are you? Am I?

That’s what Bruce Sallan (@BruceSallan on Twitter) is asking. He asks himself in last week’s weekly column, Entitled. Last Thursday, Bruce and co-hosts Charlie (@HowToBeADad) AND Andy (@betadad) asked the big questions at #Dadchat.

Do you spoil your kid(s)?

Why do you spoil your kid(s)?

How do you teach kid(s) otherwise?

Doris Day, You Are My Sunshine

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A Crisis of Leadership. A Crisis of Responsibility. Or Both?

April 4, 2010

Hristos a inviat!

Below, Imagine Leadership by Nitin Nohria and Amanda Pepper of Harvard Business School’s Leadership Initiative. Nohria and Pepper collaborated with XPLANE to create this video in order to generate a discussion of the value and importance of leadership to address some of society’s most pressing problems.

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Insight

“Corporations are not people…” says Klaus Bandisch (@friendsaround50) of Waikiki, Hawaii.

Global economic problems have revealed several underlying failures of modern society. Some represent recurring challenges ever bound to the human condition. Among them is the failure or lack of great leadership. It is an issue that cuts across borders, cultures, economies, industries and Hopes.

Here’s what we know: results and break-neck performance are king. And for good reason. We all love profit.

Here’s what we are starting to think about: Compassion and empathy are powerful management and leadership tools.

Business thinkers often fail, however, to emphasize that high emotional (or social) intelligence is when the heart can be applied to problem-solving with prudence and strategic practice. Alas, high emotional intelligence is not something you can easily grab off the shelf. Read the rest of this entry »