The Federal Coach: Preparing for New Talent? Leadership Lessons from the Family Stork

Any day now, my wife and I are expecting our third child. It’s been awhile since we’ve had a baby, and we’re trying to remember the keys to successfully dealing with an infant. My wife, being much smarter and with a much better memory, remembers all of the “dos” and “don’ts.”

I, on the other hand, have sought help from the experts – my older kids Jack and Ella.

While leading a team is vastly different than leading a family, I’m beginning to see some similarities for senior federal leaders preparing for the entry of new talent. Smart senior managers tap into experienced employees to help.

Just as my kids have the best memories of the things I’m doing well and not as well as a father, those experienced federal employees have the best memories, the best advice for getting things done, and countless lessons learned that could help bring new employees into the fold.

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Pat Fiorenza

Congrats Tom! My sister is expecting her first child any day now too…I liked the post, I will now forever “let my inner Oprah free.” Great advice.