Jim Estille has a blog named CEO Blog Time Leadership. He recently did a review of my book Just Ask Leadership. From that we started to exchange emails to one another – I guess this is how social networking works. He recently sent me a story for my speaking engagements. I liked it so I am sharing it. I am thinking he has many of these types of stories in his blog. Take a look.
A family: Mother, Father, and little boy walking in the Zoo.
Boy – “Daddy, what kind of animal is that?”
Dad (fidgeting with his Blackberry) – “I don’t know” (somewhat absent-mindedly)
Boy (a bit later) – “Dad, what is that animal doing there?”
Dad – “Oh, Jimmy, just enjoy yourself!”
Boy (a short while later) – “Daddy, Daddy, why is that animal rolling on the ground?”
Mom (preemptively) – “Jimmy, don’t bother Dad with all those questions!”
Dad – “But let him ask questions. That’s how he’s going to learn!”