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March 27, 2015

#ICYMI — 27

John headshot Nov 2014Spring is here! Warmer temperatures. March Madness. Seasonal allergies…ahchoo! Never fear, dear reader, my sniffling and sneezing has not prevented me from surfing the world wide webs. Behold! This week’s list of interesting things I found while looking around:

Have you ever wondered what might happen if you said “yes” to everything your kids asked? Meg Conley tried it for a full day. She had four simple rules, but her experience was an eye-opener for her and now it can be for you, too!

You’ve heard of — heck, you may have experienced — sibling rivalry. Well, here’s one you’ll want to give a round of applause to when it’s done! Oh, and be sure to read the article, too. Some good ideas.

Most of us have been there — out in public with a toddler who chooses now to throw the world’s greatest tantrum. We’ve felt the stares. We’ve heard the whispers. We’ve seen the glances. Here’s to you, Dear Mom of the Tantruming Toddler in Target.

Every leader I know wants to get better. Here are 15 quick and easy ways to improve as a leader. And, if you’ve ever wondered how work life might help you be a better parent, here are three ways corporate America helped Jody Moore be a better mom.

Finally, last week I got to meet and spend a little bit of time with Brandon Hatmaker. He is a super swell guy, a real-deal, down-to-earth, serve-the-poor kind of guy who communicates well to large groups of people but still makes you feel very important when you’re with him in a small group. His wife, however, she’s a writer. Like, a real writer who can reach inside your chest and grab your heart with her words. Together they’re changing the world. Please, if you have small kiddos, read this article from her. You’re welcome.

Okay, that’s it for me. Your turn. Let me know what I missed.

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