arenting is one of the most important and challenging jobs in the world. Being a single parent is even more challenging. No child comes with instructions. Every child is different. You are still going to need friends and family to support you.
You have already learned some of the styles that work for you and your children. Each of the styles I am going to mention is general. You are going to need to find what works for you.
I am using the word “styles” in its broadest sense. It is more than methods of parenting. It also includes taking care of your own psychological, physical, mental and spiritual needs. It is important for you to be healthy to parent well. Continue reading →
When you were young your ego kept you safe. It helped you to become your own person differentiating yourself from others. It prevented you from making choices that could hurt you.
Your ego helped you to deal with the messiness of life. It was like a parent for you especially if your parents were not present or helpful.
The positive intent of your inner critic is to keep you safe. It is that part of your ego which exists to keep you under its influence. As I said above, the ego played an important role in helping you to survive your childhood. You would not have survived without it.
When you grow into adulthood the ego and the inner critic can get in your way if you are not aware of how it is impacting your life. Continue reading →
It is never easy dealing with a person who has a toxic inner critic.
The inner critic is that part of our ego that tries to keep you safe by locking you into the status quo. You can recognize the inner critic by its loud, impatient and demeaning voice that does its best to prevent you from leaving your comfort zone. Continue reading →
Every organization requires its unique style of leadership. There are many books and consultants out there with great tools for guidance, but no one model can meet your needs. Room always needs to be left for flexibility. Here are ten ways to ensure you have the best leadership model for your organization: Continue reading →
How you and your business make decisions has a huge impact on the well-being of management and staff. Choices that show the company cares about their employees and families make a huge difference in the retention of employees and increased … Continue reading →
There are many books, speakers and coaches who want to help your organization practice effective leadership. The difference between the companies that do well and those who struggle are often related to the effectiveness of their leadership. Continue reading →
Which Enneagram type is most common is not clear. Most of the information available to us today is based on the anecdotal experience of Enneagram practitioners. I am not aware of any scientific studies. It would be hard to do … Continue reading →