Today’s advice comes from DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman’s interview with PBS:“Parenting is good training to be CEO because we can’t control our children’s actions, right? We can counsel them. We can reprimand them. We can motivate them. But at the end of the day you’re taking this child and trying to instill values into them and things like that.
“And I think it helped me become more patient. It helped me understand that just because I said so wasn’t a reason for them to do anything.”
Kullman, who took over DuPont in 2009 and since increased its revenue by 21 per cent, also says that managing a household of three kids taught her to focus on “the important stuff.”
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