In their excellent book, The Coddling of the American Mind, Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt document how overprotective “helicopter parenting” is creating kids who aren’t able to take care of themselves as adults and become uncomfortable when confronted with opposing viewpoints. This phenomenon is transforming institutions such as universities, (where students aren’t adequately prepared for debate) into ideological echo chambers. It is also creating an environment where outcome gaps are being used as evidence of systemic injustice rather than as a starting point for investigation.
No one ever learned to walk by walking ~ Moshe Feldenkrais Raising children these days, as I’m sure many of you would attest, is quite different than it was when we were growing up. Indeed, when I see kids being sent out to play draped in body armor and parents hovering over their every move, […]
Radical candor doesn’t help employees thrive and telling employees how to improve hinders learning. This is what authors Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall report in their recently published article, “The Feedback Fallacy.” (Harvard Business Review)