The effective leader knows the secret of the herd instinct, and more importantly knows how to harness it, writes Michael McQueen.
Children are more likely to learn from their errors and poor decisions when they feel safe from anger and punishment, even when they get things wrong.
Ironically, it’s when we stop throwing our authority around and focus instead on building our relationship with our children that they begin to feel safe. We become trustworthy and our influence grows.
Our job is not to hurt our children when they do the wrong thing. Instead, we will get the best results when we work with our children; teaching, guiding, and instructing.