Guest Post: Are You A Failure As CEO Of Your Family?
I like to think that my family is a democracy. But my friend Kathy Buckworth says that that is not the best way to run a family: she says that a family should be run like a business. Kathy is a well-known author and writer whose new book I Am So The Boss of You: An 8-step guide to giving your family the "business" is out and has some great tips to gain control of your kids, without losing the love. The book is filled with "a-ha" moments that could help any CEO, or parent. But don't read it while your partner is sleeping because your laughter may wake them. I, obviously, have a lot to learn from Kathy, so I asked her to guest post:
Guest Post: If You Were Really the CEO of Your Family, Would You Get Fired?
Many moms believe themselves to be CEOs of their families. I support this belief 100%, as there are many benefits to running your family like a corporation. The problem is, many Mom CEOs are not really in charge of their families in the same way as a corporate CEO would be in charge of their organization. In fact, it seems to me that a lot of “junior employees” (i.e. children) are in fact setting the direction and overall tone for the family. And that tone is often a whiny one, resulting in a lack of strategic direction.