Motivating your children

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I think the way you motivate children is to speak to them positively about the things that they do and their qualities. It's very interesting. My son is now 34 years old, but he still basks in any kind of praise that we give them. The same is true of our daughters. I think the way you motivate anybody, whether they are your employee or your child, is basically through positive reinforcement. Whatever our children did, where they tried to do, we would speak very, very positively about it. I think that the one thing that our children have taken away from us is it's not the result that matters, it's the effort that you put into it and how pure that effort is.

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Al Checchi is the author of The Change Maker, which catapults readers into a world few will ever experience. Entertaining, fast-paced, and episodic, this memoir of an unconventional agent of change provides a lesson in the values of strategic thinking and responsible leadership found so wanting today. With self-deprecating humor and irony, Al Checchi chronicles the meteoric rise whereby his creativity, strategic thinking, and negotiating skills helped transform three major American institutions-Marriott Corporation, Walt Disney, and Northwest Airlines-and led him to challenge the California political establishment as a candidate for governor. Checchi demonstrates that through experience, vision, courage, and force of personality, one person can make a difference and lead others to move beyond their comfort zones and transform our institutions. 

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