Is “leadership” applicable only in sports or corporate world? How do you become a leader for your kids? How do you lead them to become a better person, a better citizen, a better worker, a better leader?
Same rules apply.
I’ve been looking at John Wooden’s 12 lessons in leadership. It made a lot of sense for me to apply it in my personal life with my kids:
- Good Values Attract Good People. What values do you teach your kid?
- Love Is The Most Powerful Four-Letter Word. Do you show your kid your love?
- Call Yourself A Teacher. What have you taught your kids lately?
- Emotion Is Your Enemy. Keep cool, do not yell at your kids, they explore the world’s limits including yours.
- It Takes 10 hands To Make A Basket. What family tasks your kids is assigned to do? Is your kid a team player?
- Little Things Make Big Things Happen. Do not constantly preach, show how to do things, small things.
- Make Each Day Your Masterpiece. Read this least each morning.
- The Carrot Is Mightier Than A Stick. My kids taught me that. Not John.
- Make Greatness Attainable By All. Reward every even smallest achievements, make them hungry for bigger ones.
- Seek Significant Change. Self explanatory I guess…
- Don’t Look At The Scoreboard. Enjoy the process.
- Adversity Is Your Asset. You kid is different from you. Do not break your kid to be like you. Learn from your kid to grow yourself.
I continued researching John Wooden web site and then I’ve noticed books section where I’ve spotted this one – Inch and Miles: The Journey to Success. This is next one to appear on my Must Read Books list very soon.