Gems for a Happy ...
Follow
2.2K views | +0 today
Gems for a Happy Family Life
Celebrating family. Leading positively. Sharing how-to.
Curated by Angie Mc
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Angie Mc from LeadershipABC
Scoop.it!

Followership: the Corollary to Leadership

Followership: the Corollary to Leadership | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it

The world is focused on creating good leaders, but often overlooking an equally important factor: educating great followers. 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
Angie Mc's insight:

The "followership" principles can be applied to the family dynamic, supporting each member to see their individual value as contributing to the betterment of the whole.

more...
Kenneth Mikkelsen's comment, June 27, 2013 10:37 AM
Read this related blog post by Val Van Brocklin: Is 'great followership' the real secret to great leadership? (http://www.policeone.com/chiefs-sheriffs/articles/6283412-Is-great-followership-the-real-secret-to-great-leadership) + my article with Barbara Kellerman: http://sco.lt/79q6cr.
John Michel's curator insight, June 28, 2013 12:12 AM

Great leaders will not guarantee an optimal organization, but great followers will come close.  The best organizational leaders will come from the ranks of the followers.  Therefore, focus on creating great followers and great leaders will emerge.

Chris R Stricklin's curator insight, February 11, 2014 9:13 AM

"Followership, like leadership, is a role and not a destination."

—    Michael McKinney

 

Rescooped by Angie Mc from Leading Choices
Scoop.it!

The Teen Test for Your Leadership Skills

The Teen Test for Your Leadership Skills | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it

Just how good of a leader are you? A quick test may be how well you are “leading” with your teenage son or daughter.

 

Leading as a parent is one of the most challenging, purpose-filled jobs we have. Maybe it is just me, but parenting changes when your child is in the middle of those teen years. When they were younger, we could just tell them what to do, and they acted without too much fuss. When they were younger, they looked up to us almost with admiration.

 

Well, something happens to our child around the age of 16, and we change, too. We shift from an autocratic leadership model to a coaching one.

 

Here’s what I mean. Leading teens becomes about four key things:

 

1. Setting boundaries

2. Upholding accountability

3. Guiding, not telling

4. Inspiring

 

Read the article for insights on each of the four elements, plus the added input from other voices in the comments.

 


Via ThinDifference
more...
Angie Mc's comment, January 5, 2013 11:34 PM
Excellant guidance to help parents & teens transition into adult relationships. Thank you, Jon!
Rescooped by Angie Mc from Leading Choices
Scoop.it!

10 Simple Behaviors That Diminish Trust

10 Simple Behaviors That Diminish Trust | Gems for a Happy Family Life | Scoop.it
Self-check: are you reducing trust without knowing it?

Via AlGonzalezinfo, Amy Melendez, David Hain, ThinDifference
Angie Mc's insight:

Spot on! Whether at work or at home, avoiding these behaviors increases trust in all relationships.

more...
ThinDifference's curator insight, January 19, 2013 9:35 AM

It is amazing how quickly trust can be lost, so it is essential to pause, breathe, and think. Some behaviors to consider and avoid.

Angie Mc's comment, January 19, 2013 4:41 PM
Tools to improve trust in all relationships.
Trumans's curator insight, January 20, 2013 5:47 PM

Trust is the thing that holds all relationships together, be they business or persoanl...