Lessons Learned from 4th Graders That I Take to Work – Lesson 5 of 5

Lesson 5: “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance” – Samuel Johnson Children’s instinctive capability to shrug off problems, obstacles, and failures to achieve success is one of their most amazing characteristics – check out this great example. While on our five-day trip to Wolf Ridge, I witnessed children constantly wielding this skillset; … Continued

Lessons Learned from 4th Graders That I Take to Work – Lesson 4 of 5

Each of these lessons I share with you, I learned while chaperoning my son’s school trip at Wolf Ridge. In this fourth installment of my blog five-part blog series “Lessons Learned from 4th Graders That I Take to Work”, I’ll cover the benefits of allowing your self-formed team to make key decisions by themselves, ultimately … Continued

Lessons Learned from 4th Graders That I Take to Work – Lesson 3 of 5

In the first two installments of my blog about what I’ve learned from 4th graders, I talked about the importance of emotional intelligence and how freeing and how effective it can be for leaders to not always “be on.” In this installment, I’ll be discussing how participating and getting your hands dirty from time to time can help leaders … Continued

Lessons Learned from 4th Graders That I Take to Work – Lesson 2 of 5

In my previous blog, I shared my first lesson learned while chaperoning 4th graders on a week-long school field trip – the importance of using emotional intelligence to connect with your product team in order to norm and perform. In this blog, I’ll address the second lesson I learned: you don’t always have to be … Continued