This column will be culmination of 2 distinct areas of my life: my professional view on workplace management & my personal experience as a parent.
These 2 seemingly unrelated fields are IMO very related.
Executives take an MBA program to learn about general business administration, which covers various topics such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and operations. (Wikipedia: MBA)
In subsequent posts, I will explore how being a parent and having developed the skills to raise children can be applied to the work place to be successful managers, team players, leaders and entrepreneurs.
As a quick example, don't we all as parents want to train our kids to be patient, independent, plays nice with others, hardworking, optimistic, go-getter, etc ... which in turn, are the same qualities we look out for or want to nurture in our colleagues.
#ParentingIsTheNewMBA #SucceedAtWork #CareerTips #ParentingSkills
Revisions: The original title of the post "Introducing "Parenting tips for Workplace success" and some portion of the original text has been revised.
This is a shout out to 2 fantastic speakers, Chris Reed and Eric Sim, whom I met at a recent event (ClickZ Shanghai) , and have inspired me to embark on writing my own personal/professional column on LinkedIn.