By Marisa Cohen, REDBOOK
When you're negotiating with your 3-year-old over using the potty, it may not feel like you're earning a graduate degree. But early parenting is the perfect boot camp for learning how to manage employees, says Shari Storm, author of Motherhood Is the New MBA. A financial executive and mother of three, Storm offers these examples of how your mommy skills can segue into work skills worthy of the corner office.
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1.Reading the Situation
As a mother, you become accustomed to reading your toddler's body language and mood to interpret what she's trying to say. In toddler-speak, "tootie peas" means "cookie, please", as opposed to similarly sounding phrases such as "I hurt my knees".
Interpret your boss's body language to figure out exactly what she needs. For example, if she crosses her arms and gets distracted when you ask if she's read your report, she's saying "I'm not happy with thisRead More »from 3 Mom Skills to Use At Work