6 Forgotten Leadership Lessons From Childhood

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Our favorite is #6 – Play!

By Ayse Birsel | INC.COM – To be the best leader you can be, remember what your mom drilled into you.

You want to know the top lessons in leadership training? It turns out you already know them. They’re more or less the same lessons you learned as kids.

The things that your parents and your primary school teachers drilled into you are the same ones the best executive coaches will drill into you to help you be the best leader you can be.

How do I know? I’m one of top leadership coach Marshall Goldsmith’s first 25 cohorts of his ‘pay it forward’ project, 100 Coaches, and he and his amazing cadre of friends–among them Frances Hesselbein, CEO of Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute and Alan Mulally, former CEO of the Ford Motor Company–and his teammates, Frank Wagner and Chris Coffey, have been teaching us.

So here is a refresher course on the lessons from your childhood that can be applied to the business world.

1. Say thank you!
Marshall Goldsmith tells this great story in his bestseller, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. He was on a flight when there was an emergency and everyone thought the plane was going to crash…(Click to read the entire article on Inc.com)

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