Monday, July 28, 2008

Leadership 101 - Choice

Skill: Giving away control in healthy ways

"Love and Logic is a leadership class masquerading as a parenting class."

Good leaders know that giving choice reduces battles over control. In so many areas of life we face control battles. The secret is to give as much control away as often as possible Giving others choices allows others to be in control. (Just be sure they are choices that will make you happy no matter what.) Would you like milk or juice? Do you want to wear your shoes out to the car or carry them.? Would you like to mow the lawn this morning while it's cool or this afternoon so you can sleep late? Would you like dessert now or later tonmight as a treat?

Even just asking a question instead of making a statement gives healthy control to others.

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