For Better Business Results Think Like A Parent

For Better Business Results Think Like A Parent

“I have learned that raising children is the single most difficult thing in the world to do. It takes hard work, love, luck, and a lot of energy, and it is the most rewarding experience that you can ever have.” ~Janet Reno

Many entrepreneurs might say the same thing about their companies.

Nurturing a young company or organization is not unlike nurturing a small child, one who is just learning to walk.

It requires planning, preparation, and persistence.

It is exhausting. It is exacting. It is exhilarating.

It demands constant vigilance, endless observation, and consistent messaging.

And it is perhaps the most meaningful, rewarding work there is.

Someone I know well rose through the leadership ranks in large, public companies over the course of the last 25 years.

A few years ago, he took a new position at a private global business. I asked him how he was adjusting to the switch with no more living and dying by quarterly earnings reports.

His response: “There’s a lot more freedom. This is their baby. Once they know you’re caring well for the baby, they leave you alone to do what’s best for it.”

Maybe, if we treated our job as though it was our baby, we’d be a little more careful with it.

And enjoy it a lot more.


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Cynthia Barlow

Founder Cynthia Barlow

Facilitator, Author, Coach

Helping businesses build their people

If your people have the skills to communicate more effectively, they can connect more authentically, and thus collaborate more productively. On the job—and in life.

Communication, Connection, and Collaboration—the three “C’s”—are the cornerstones of all successful businesses.

Our experiential learning programs combine these three essential components with real-world application by heightening self-awareness, enhancing emotional intelligence (EQ), and reinforcing accountability so that your people can become better communicators and self-managers.

From re-orgs to merging divergent cultures, from program design to leadership development, our programs address most corporate communication needs.

We’ve been driving new kinds of conversations for over 20 years. Clear, confident, congruent conversations that generate change. The kind of conversations that create real collaboration. The kind that build your business—and your character.

Contact us with your specific need and we’ll talk it through.

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