How does leadership affect your career choices?

I’ve been thinking a lot about leadership lately, from different perspectives.

  • I’m listening to my child’s teachers through online school and witnessing their classroom leadership styles.
  • We all watched the changing of the guard in the White House last week…with immense relief.
  • Everybody’s had an opinion one way or another on how various leaders have handled the COVID-19 pandemic. (Or not so much.)

If you have kids wrestling with decisions around their post-secondary or future career options, how much has the discussion of leadership come into their decisions?

Think about your own work experiences.

  • What did you like or not like about the leaders in the organizations you’ve worked for?
  • What about the managers you’ve directly reported to?
  • How did they handle high stress situations?
  • How did they lead meetings or projects?

The leadership of an organization does a lot to establish how effective that organization will run. The leading organizations in an industry dictate a lot about how that industry functions. From reports out of Google, we expected that a cool workplace has open workspaces and ping pong tables. But is that what really inspires employees to bring their best selves to work every day?

As your kids research their career options, and you support them through the process, add in a conversation about leadership.

Not sure how to have these kinds of conversations with your kids? Check out our one-on-one services for parents and guardians for some tips for your specific situation.

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