In reality, leader to subordinate is equivalent to parent/child

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Should we lecture (tell) about why or facilitate the discovery of why?


Parent to child conversation often feels like lecture to the child. Thirteen year olds aren’t thrilled with parental lectures.

What to do?

Stop lecturing.


Adult learners, from the seasoned CEO to the brand new inexperienced, front-line employee, thrive in a learning environment that stimulates, not bores.

Facilitating, which is engaging, is the key, not lecturing, which is boring.

The 13-year old commented that our conversation was actually interesting and he asked me to keep going.

In reality, leader to subordinate is equivalent to parent/child. Think about it. Then use it to become a better parent leader.

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.