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Parent power: How raising children can make you a better manager

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Raising childrenBecoming a parent obviously changes one’s personal life. However, the effects of such a monumental event often extend beyond the home front and into the office.

At this time of year when we celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, here’s a look at how the process of raising children may influence your thoughts and actions as a manager:

Focusing on results

Juggling multiple professional and familial demands and wanting to “be there” for your kids creates a desire to guard time from slipping away.

“I need to be ‘ruthlessly efficient’ while in the office as I have less time to get my work done physically sitting in my office chair,” says Amanda Ponzar, chief marketing officer for Community Health Charities. “I can no longer be the first in the office and the last to leave, nor can I spend my day chitty-chatting and making the rounds going from office to office to catch up and turning work into social h...(register to read more)

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bonita boersma April 23, 2018 at 11:19 am

As another mother of three sons, now adults, I survived. Very true article. I’d like to see more. Thanks.

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bonita boersma April 23, 2018 at 11:18 am

From another mother of three sons, now grown adults themselves. I survived! Very true article. I’l like to hear more. Thanks.

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