I was in Toronto on Thursday with around 500 directors and executives from Manulife–a very warm and expressive group, I must say. Here’s an email from one of the participants (his name is Bob) who points out one of the many challenges of raising teenagers. So, on this Father’s Day weekend, for all of us fathers of teenagers, consider this:
“Steve – I just heard you speak yesterday at the Manulife Financial Leadership conference in Toronto. Excellent Job!! You made the comment – or asked the question…Do you generate more energy when you walk into a room – or when you walk out? I thought that was an excellent question for a leader to consider on a minute by minute…or room by room basis. It also struck me that I need to do a better job when I am at home with my teenage kids, as it seems when I walk into a room, there is silence and when I walk out, the conversation or activity starts up again and it shouldn’t be that way!”
True indeed, Bob. And wouldn’t you love to know what they’re saying after you’ve gone?
Truth is, you probably wouldn’t understand anyway; they live in their own fantasy land after all. A place like Zarnia, perhaps? Watch this video to see what I mean. Zarnia on Transbuddha