Lesson: What works with 4-year-olds usually works just as well with 40-year-olds. The Body Shop founder Anita Roddick once said that any mother who’s dealt with two kids and one piece of candy could negotiate any contract.
Caveat: Being too much the parent can backfire. Offering yourself as a big pillow—otherwise known as the Office Mom—has its own pitfalls.
Here are rules for both work and family from some prominent leaders:
- Former Texas Gov. Ann Richards: Never let people leave the table feeling they weren’t heard.
- Ogilvy & Mather CEO Shelly Lazarus: Support your staff. Unconditional love is a great tool.
- Raytheon exec Louise Francesconi: Everybody’s different, so one size won’t fit all.
- Time Inc. CEO Ann Moore: No whining. Do your homework.
- Texas Instruments exec Shaunna Sowell: Within reason, let people make mistakes. It’s the only way to learn and grow.
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