It went from one-minute to 20+ minutes in a heartbeat.
In a rare opportunity to catch our son’s teacher in a casual, relaxed moment, we went from the typical cursory conversation to her asking all about last week’s Denver trip.
Had texted her the photo above, in real time, during a 10-mile run through town.
What was incredibly stimulating were her questions. Which comes as no surprise, because she is an attorney by trade.
Rarer still, someone’s ability to challenge my thinking. LOVE when that happens.
It inspires me to remember that’s my most important differentiator amongst a sea of ‘professional speakers’.
Being organized also applies to important leadership conversations with teen children.
We must set aside time to think strategically on timing, content, and next steps.
A message so powerful and paradoxical that says:
“Punishment is never the goal when you exercise poor judgement. The goal is to maximize the opportunity to learn from what happened so it never happens again.”
Being decently organized and focused makes this one of life’s greatest investments.
No being decently organized means less effective investing.
You know this.
We also know that teens don’t exercise poor judgement, they exercise under-developed judgement. It’s our job to train and develop them.