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LeadershipPost2 232x300 Kids Books on Leadership For the Older Crowd: Insights from India

Thanks for joining in for our continued Saturday series on developing leadership in kids. Today’s post builds on the exploration of Children’s Books on Leadership.

On Monday, we return to our normal leadership fare.

A guest post from Sandhya Varadharajan,

Age 13, Chennai, India

I connected with Sandhya through social media from our shared connections and interest in books, writing and blogging.  She is an avid reader who blogs about the books she reads. She has an inspiring process worth exploring with your kids.  More info can be found on her links at the end of this post.

I challenged her to share her teachable point of view on leadership and the books that help to reinforce. I am delighted to publish her insights. Continue Reading…

sebwithbooks 300x200 Childrens Books on Leadership   Questions to Inspire Young ThinkingWhich children’s books are the most helpful in teaching leadership to kids?  I posed this question in my online leadership communities, as well as to parents, and a children’s librarian.   The suggestions came pouring in.  So many of us have fond memories of reading as a child and of reading with our own children.  Thank you to all who shared your stories…of the stories you love and the meanings they hold.

In culling through the lists, it became clear to me that so many children’s books don’t speak of leadership directly… but they provide a great way to isolate one or two specific leadership variables.  My son, Sebastian, age 7 and I went to the library and got a big stack of your suggestions.  We’ve been playing a very simple game.  We read the children’s book and then he tells me what leadership characteristic the book is about.  He got so excited about the game that last Saturday he woke me up at 1 am asking to “play again.” Continue Reading…