EXCERPT FROM THIS MONTH’S EDITION:
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.” The same holds true for promoting responsibility. This approach was widely used in Native Americans cultures where suggestions for empowerment were commonly used. Rather than a father saying, “You have to do this,” he would often say something like, “Son, some day when you are a man you will do this.”
This is a powerful way to encourage, nurture, empower, and establish expectations.