Untigering your workplace

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In a recent interview, Iris Chen, author of Untigering mentioned “The biggest shift came when I learned how to share the power with my children instead of just ordering them around and telling them what to do or having a bunch of rules. The change came when I invited them into problem-solving and we found solutions that worked as a family… Tiger parenting…teaches children not to know themselves and not to listen to themselves. Children learn to suppress their own emotions and desires to please the parent and do what’s expected of them.”

In Short: Share the power…instead of just ordering them around and telling them what to do or having a bunch of rules.

The key takeaways from this interview, when adapted to a workplace, are that your staff need to feel empowered to problem-solve, feel passionate about their decisions and move your company towards a solution that works for everyone. As a boss, a CEO or a leader, you need to be willing to hold space in uncomfortable situations and seek to remediate, heal and move through issues that might seem outside the scope of the workplace.