Should Being A Dad Make You Better At Your Job?

  • I read this great article from Harvard Business Review called Being A Parent Made Me A Better Manager, And Vice Versa.
  • We spend some of our most meaningful and significant time parenting our child…so parenting should make us better at work.
  • Made me ask myself: Has being a dad made me better at work? Here are some ways I think I’m better at work because I’m a dad…
    • Each person is unique, so I should study and get to know every individual.
    • People are more important than just about anything else.
    • Be flexible…hold my plans loosely.
    • Let people interrupt me and see it as a good thing.
    • Be patient with people and systems.
  • Being a dad has changed me in some good ways. Hopefully those changes show up at work and make me a better coworker, leader, follower, boss, etc.
  • How has being a dad made you better at work?
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