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Today is Diana Baumrind’s birthday. She turns 84. I doubt many of you know who Diana Baumrind is, but you should. Especially if you are a parent, a coach, a manager, a teacher, or a leader of an organization.
It’s hard watching the riots in London and seeing those young people burn and loot their own neighborhoods without wondering what they are thinking. When two girls boasted to the BBC that they were “showing the rich that we do what we want” it may have provided an answer. Just not the one you think.
The past few days, I’ve been wondering what Lazarus said to all of his friends after he was raised from the dead. I mean, he had to say something, right?
I was asked on a television show the other day why Facebook has been losing millions of users over the past few months and gave the worst possible answer. “I don’t know.”
When was the last time you took advantage of someone you love? I don’t mean a simple oversight or a “little white lie” to get something you want. I’m talking about a deliberate, carefully planned, all-out deception that had the sole intention of screwing over that person you claim to care about.
I know that sounds like a strange question, but I’m always surprised at the number of people who think we have more than one. One for our personal life, one for our professional life, one that falls in love, one that does our taxes.