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May 2013 Volume 5 Issue 5

Quotations: Fathers as Leaders 

Celebrate Your Dad...with these meaningful quotes:

* "I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in 50 years what my father taught by example in one week." -- Mario Cuomo

* "A king, realizing his incompetence, can either delegate or abdicate his duties. A father can do neither. If only sons could see the paradox, they would understand the dilemma." -- Marlene Dietrich

* "I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father's protection." -- Sigmund Freud

* "Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a dad." -- Anne Geddes

* "One father is worth more than a hundred schoolmasters." -- George Herbert

* "My father said, 'Politics ask the question: Is it expedient? Vanity asks: Is it popular? But conscience asks: Is it right?'" -- Dexter Scott King

* "It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home - it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love." -- Margaret Truman

* "A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." -- Unknown

As a father, how do you lead? As a child, how do you follow?

Make it a great father's day!


What Leaders are Reading   

Parenting as Leaders; Strategies for Great Parenting  Leadership by Dr. Theresa Adams

Parenting is one of the most influential and powerful leadership roles. This book explores how parents' decisions affect themselves, their children, and the family as a whole. The purpose of this book is to inform and motivate parents to apply the leadership strategies suggested. The strategies and case studies presented may inspire parents to develop into stronger leaders for their children.  

Masterful Coaching by Robert Hargrove

In this completely revised third edition of his groundbreaking book, Hargrove presents his profound insights into the journey of becoming a masterful coach along with guiding ideas, tools, and methods.  
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Parents as Leaders 


One of the most challenging, yet rewarding roles in life is that of a parent. Parenting is more than love and providing for a child's needs. It is also about preparing the next generation of leaders.


The Cop 


 In the early stages of a child's development the parent is a cop, setting the rules for their protection, teaching them boundaries and why we need boundaries in life.


The Coach


Eventually the role of the cop becomes that of a coach, providing ongoing support, guidance and encouragement. In other words, helping them develop the potential that lies within.  


The Consultant 


As they become young adults the parent becomes more of a consultant. The adviser that doesn't dictate, demand or rule; rather, someone whom they can count on, trust, and go to in good and bad times.


All three are roles of leadership.      


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"When I was a kid, I said to my father one afternoon, 'Daddy, will you take me to the zoo?' He answered, 'If the zoo wants you, let them come and get you.'" -- Jerry Lewis
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