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“While business books often focus on how to improve your personal performance, leadership is ultimately about how you foster and nurture your team. To get really good at that nurturing work, go to the books that are all about nurturing: the current generation of parenting books, informed by the latest research on developmental psychology and neuroscience.
Here are some of the key lessons I’ve taken from my favorite parenting books, and how they’ve helped at the office.
Before business, make the connection
Companies organize team-building retreats and office parties because we all know that it’s easier to work effectively as a team when you have strong relationships of trust and connection. But it shouldn’t take a special occasion to build connections at work—any more than you wait for a special occasion to connect with your children.
In “Hold On to Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers,” Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Maté map out an approach to building deeper connections with your children. Their advice to parents includes a simple but powerful practice, which they call “collecting” your children.”
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