Parenting and Managing: A Useful Comparison

26 Jun

Occasionally in a management development meeting someone will ask “What’s the difference between managing and parenting.  Pausing for dramatic effect I will answer children are shorter.  For an overall treatment of this issue go to How Parenting and Managing Inform One Another in the Corridor Business Journal.


For those of you who would like some more specific advice, the WSJ had an excellent in-depth article about what works and doesn’t work in parenting of children in an article entitled Smarter Ways To Discipline Children.  Of course if you have not socialized your children by the time they reach the teen years, good luck.


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