Parenting and Child Development

ORGANIZATIONAL AND BUSINESS

I Think, Therefore I Am: Dealing With An Inflated Self-Concept

The way we think about ourselves and how others perceive us can be well-aligned or light years apart. This is often the case for managers and leaders, who can believe that they know what they are doing simply because they have been given the job. They can have difficulty recognizing that what they believe about themselves is very different than the experience of their direct reports, and can have a lot of trouble receiving feedback about the negative impact of their leadership behavior. This is particularly true for the Leader Striving Style.

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ORGANIZATIONAL AND BUSINESS

Let Me Help You, Please!

When we think about the Socializer Striving Style, with their predominant need to be connected, the Barbra Streisand song "People” (People Who Need People) comes to mind. Socializers are the “Weavers of the Social Fabric” in families, the workplace and in communities. They easily build and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of people. They aim to be helpful and are enthusiastic, amiable, outgoing “people-people.” Their relationships are at the center of their lives and everything they do ensures their connection to others.

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ORGANIZATIONAL AND BUSINESS

Understanding Defensive Behavior 3

Strengthening Your Self-Actualizing System

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PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Meeting Your Child’s Predominant Need

How much impact do parents have on their children’s personality? Isn't a lot of who they are predetermined and hard wired at birth? The debate between nature and nurture continues to ping pong back and forth, despite the fact that science has shown that they are both contributing factors.  But, although parents don’t determine their children’s personality, they have much to do with how their child develops and whether they grow into the person they are meant to be. 

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PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The Leader Father - Striving to have Control

This dad is energetic and hard working, and he meets his need to have control by organizing his children, their activities and education in a way that brings out the best in them. His children feel secure because of his take charge approach to everything and reassurance that their needs are addressed fairly. He will engage them in thought-provoking conversations, and listen respectfully. The Leader Dad has what it takes to manage a busy, active family, as he can juggle many tasks and get a lot done.

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PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The Intellectual Father - Striving to be Knowledgeable

This dad meets his need to be knowledgeable by helping his children learn and know. He enjoys teaching and tries to instill a love of learning by finding ways to build on a child's natural curiosity. Prizing independence, he gives his children lots of space to develop on their own. While he may not always agree with them, he fundamentally believes his children have the right to their own points of view.

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PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT

The Adventurer Father - Striving to be Spontaneous

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PERSONAL GROWTH

Identifying Striving Styles in Children

I think most parents are looking for ways to better understand their children and give them a strong foundation as human beings. As a child`s Striving Style is based on an inborn need, they come into the world with his or her predominant need already determined by prenatal events, although we do not know what all of these are. This need is visible from a very young age as they seek to gain mastery in their lives.

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ORGANIZATIONAL AND BUSINESS

Striving Styles and Teamwork

By understanding the different needs, approaches, strengths and weaknesses of each of the Striving Styles, the organization can maximize a team’s effectiveness by harnessing the natural energy that is engaged when individuals can meet their own needs through teamwork.

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PERSONAL GROWTH

How the Holiday's Should Be - The Leader Style

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