Regardless of the activity, children commonly say, “Watch me.” Children want reassurance of a parent’s or grandparent’s presence and approval for doing a good job.
An interesting leadership connection exists in this thought. People want and need reassurance of a leader’s presence and approval for their job performance.
Leadership consists of moving people from point A to point B, and the process in between involves reassurance and approval.
However, we have to consider what we should do if their job performance suffers. Children have the answer, “Help me.”
How is our leadership today?