In an interesting twist on and melding of business and life management genres, Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen’s How Will You Measure Your Life? explores how tried-and-true business theories can illuminate and improve your personal life and overall life trajectory.
Theories, Christensen asserts, often apply to smaller units like families or even to individuals, not just to larger organizations. In this book, he shows readers how to think differently about the ways you allocate time and resources, develop your family life, and measure your overall life success.
I thought the sections on building strategies, keeping kids motivated, emphasizing processes AND resources (versus, in the family example, giving your kid a lot of lessons in how to do stuff but no real life experience of how to solve problems), and establishing a family culture were excellent. I was encouraged in some areas, challenged in others, and inspired overall to improve my perspective and change some tactics.
Although many people do New Year’s Resolutions (and I’m one of them) I also find the start of the new school year a good time to evaluate where we are as a family and define some goals for the year.How Will You Measure Your Life? would be a great resource if you want to think through your family’s culture, ways to provide helpful experiences for your kids, and personal or professional goals for yourself.
Do you find yourself re-evaluating when it’s Back to School time?
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