An Australian psychologist says, “Good fathers make good managers.” Steve Biddulph, author of The Secret of Happy Childhood and Manhood, says good fathers turn out to be empathetic, listening managers for whom employees enjoy working. That should not surprise us.

We have learned that good fathers make good husbands, good citizens, and good employees as well as employers. Interpersonal skills learned in the home are easily transferable to the workplace, the marketplace, and to any other place. So the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy urging that leaders in the church should be selected from those who had shown in the home their character and temperament.

-Robert Shannon, Preaching January/February 1998


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“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give: He believed in me.” (Jim Valvano)


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Bill Cosby once observed, “If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.”


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Top Ten Things You’ll Never Hear a Dad Say

10. Well, how ’bout that? I’m lost! Looks like we’ll have to stop and ask for directions.

9. You know, Pumpkin, now that you’re 13, you’ll be ready for unchaperoned car dates. Won’t that be fun?

8. I noticed that all your friends have a certain hostile attitude. I like that.

7. Here’s a credit card and the keys to my new car. GO CRAZY!!

6. What do you mean you wanna play football? Figure skating’s not good enough for you, son?

5. Your mother and I are going away for the weekend. You might want to consider throwing a party.

4. Well, I don’t know what’s wrong with your car. Probably one of those doo-hickey thingies — ya know — that makes it run or something. Just have it towed to a mechanic and pay whatever he asks.

3. No son of mine is going to live under this roof without an earring. Now quit your belly-aching, and let’s go to the mall.

2. Whaddya wanna go and get a job for? I make plenty of money for you to spend.

1. What do I want for my birthday? Aahh — don’t worry about that. It’s no big deal. (Okay, they might say it. But they don’t mean it)

(from The Daily Dilly)


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An Australian psychologist says, “Good fathers make good managers.”
Steve Biddulph, author of The Secret of Happy Childhood and Manhood, says good
fathers turn out to be empathetic, listening managers for whom employees enjoy
working. That should not surprise us.

We have learned that good fathers make good husbands, good citizens, and good
employees as well as employers. Interpersonal skills learned in the home are
easily transferable to the workplace, the marketplace, and to any other place.
So the apostle Paul wrote to Timothy urging that leaders in the church should
be selected from those who had shown in the home their character and
temperament.


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