Children See Children Do

Management tips come in many forms. I was struck by the positive or negative influence of our actions in this well executed PSA film.

I received this link from my executive colleague in Japan, Guy Aelvoet (former COO Disney Japan) who now resides in sunny South of France. Guy fills my in-box regularly with quite excellent humor, photos and statements forwarded from various corners of Europe. I have a pile of gems reserved in a Mac.Mail folder that I haven’t had time to go through lately. But being an ad addict the subject “splendide pub” on this one caught my eye.

A quick search on YouTube showed it wasn’t new but it is definitely worth a watch. “Children See Children Do.” “Make your Influence Positive.”

I found this ad to be very effective and moving. Did you?

Certainly a child’s behavior can be strongly impacted by someone close and powerful in their life. This type of influence of power may be found elsewhere. Can you recall a manager in your life that affected your own management style? I have definitely seen this domino effect in organizations.

Update: Unfortunately, the link to the Child Friendly Australia site shown as the source for the PSA on the youtube video is no longer active.

About Linda Sherman

International, multicultural marketing pro, Linda brings a distinguished background of international subsidiary CEO/CMO to her Social Marketing expertise. These include CEO Club Med Japan, Barilla Japan and CMO Wal-Mart Japan. Linda Sherman has been featured and quoted in Forbes, The New York Times, Christian Monitor and other leading publications. She devised and implemented an innovative guerrilla-marketing plan for ZIMA in Japan that produced a lasting, profitable success. Linda has hands-on technical skills in building and search optimizing WordPress websites and an influential on-line presence. Linda teaches social marketing for business at the University of Hawaii. Her company, The Courage Group, provides websites, digital film, branding and social marketing strategy and training.

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