The Startup
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The Startup

5 Ways Becoming a Parent Made Me a Better Manager.

Having a child gave me new capabilities, both at home and at work.

I’ll never forget his words. I stood up to thank my employee for his time as we wrapped up our conversation on his annual performance review. As he turned to exit the room, he paused, and turned towards me.

“You know, you’re a better manager now that you’re a parent.”

My eyes widened. It was August of 2012 and I had recently returned from maternity leave after giving birth to my son…

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Alicia Monique Thornber

Alicia Monique Thornber

PowerPoint expert. Illustrator/designer. Mom of two. Ex-Microsoftie. Collector of hobbies. Where's my coffee?? Distillerya.com