Like many of you, I’ve spent years studying literature on leadership, management and improvement. After reading countless books and articles I realized that although my reading was about business, I could always find a way to apply the concepts at home with my family. The more I experienced this, the more that I realized that the analog goes in both directions. Management is parenting; parenting is management.

As this reality washed over me, I realized that the element missing in most business books is one of the softest and most powerful skills -- a skill that parents employ daily and instinctively: unconditional empathy.  Read the full article