LiFT provides your families the premier training experience. With specialized workshops for both parents and youth, our consultants will empower families at your event with the knowledge and motivation to create a more inclusive, productive, and positive family culture – producing for each lasting transformative results.
Culture Principles: Family Applied
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Culture Principle 1: Raise Expectations
Expect much to achieve much
The research is clear, if parents hold children to high expectations, children will likely raise their own. They can do it, and when parents truly believe they can, challenging and treating their children as they have the potential to become, a parent’s expectation of a child will quickly become his own expectation of himself. Additional concepts include:
- The Pygmalion Effect: Rosenthal and Jacobson
- Growth Mindset: Dr. Carol Dweck
- Academic and Behavioral Expectations
- Vision, Goals, Standards, and Procedures
- Direct application of LiFT’s Culture Grid (See Strengthen Relationships)
Culture Principle 2: Strengthen Relationships
Invest in a bond that lifts all higher
Relationships provide the necessary drive to LiFT children up to those high expectations. Without that bond, expectations become a burden under which they could easily collapse. The cords that permit parents to guide children are only as strong as their relationship. So, with strategic, consistent effort, relationships will strengthen, thus empowering families to work and succeed together. Additional concepts include:
- The Relationship Cord
- The Relationship Spectrum
- Quadruple P Interactions
- The Heliotropic Effect of the Positive: Kim Cameron
- Continued application of LiFT’s Culture Grid (See Raise Expectations)
Culture Principle 3: Motivate from Within
Lasting strength is built from within.
Sadly, the societal assumption is that the best way to get your child to do something is to threaten them with a punishment or bribe them with a reward. Extensive research confirming the opposite to be true, thankfully parents now have transformative information to ditch the negative effects of extrinsic carrots and sticks and replace them with powerful, 21st century tools that motivate from within. Additional concepts include:
- Research Review: Edward Deci, Mark Lepper, Alfie Kohn, Daniel Pink, and more
- The Why’s of Extrinsic Motivation’s Failure
- Autonomy: The Desire to Be Self-Directed
- Mastery: The Desire to Develop Better Skills
- Purpose: The Desire to Do Something That Has Lasting Meaning
Culture Principle 4: Reinforce the Positive
Shape behavior with a focus on the good
Social science has confirmed that behavior, whether desired or not, will repeat when reinforced. This means that a parent’s coercive attempts to redirect bad behavior is achieving precisely the opposite of its intended aim. Luckily, science has also found that behavior more willingly follows the positive, meaning when parents attend to desired behavior, that good will increase while the bad will be lost to prevention. Additional concepts include:
- The Role of Expectations in Shaping Behavior
- The Damaging Effects of Passive and Coercive
- Ignoring Inconsequential Misbehavior
- Recognizing Desired Behavior
- Effectively Addressing Consequential Misbehavior
Empowered!Creating a Family Culture of Success
Individual success is predicated on choice. As much as they may try, parents cannot force a happy home with bribes, coercion, or wishful pleading. Yet, they can create an environment that inspires success, a culture that fosters love, growth, and unity. How? Together we’ll explore a summary of the four universal principles of creating a culture of success, empowering parents in turn to empower their children.
The Culture GridLiFTing Individuals to Greener Pastures
Truth be told, mediocre family life is largely a product of mediocre culture. But you’re not a parent to be mediocre. You parent to inspire. You parent to empower. You parent to LiFT your children with you up the path of success. So, let’s explore together two vital culture principles, Raise Expectations and Strengthen Relationships, and their synergistic effect when properly and consistently applied in your home. You will leave armed with conceptual and practical skills that will produce an immediate impact.
Good for NothingThe Power of Intrinsic Motivation
As the old proverb goes, “If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.” In this class we’ll learn together the power of ditching those extrinsic stinky fish and replacing them with fishing poles instead, with research-based, proven methods of intrinsic motivation that will transform your family’s culture, empowering all with an inner drive to succeed, and to be, well… “Good for Nothing!”
A Pound of PreventionBehavior Management without Managing Behavior
Poor behavior crippling your home environment? Punishments for your toddler or teenager not working? Tired of the tension and drama? The truth is, reaction to such behaviors gets you and your family nowhere. Prevention, however, is where the party’s at. Dive deeper into LiFT’s three-pronged model of Reinforcing the Positive, learning and implementing proven methods to curb bad behavior and increase the good like never before.
Single Summary Session
Invite a LiFT Consultant to speak at your next event, addressing any of the four classes you choose, and watch the magic happen. Quotes such as, “He blew me away” and “Hands down, best keynote ever!” are the norm, as evidenced by the 9.5/10 average participant feedback. LiFT Consultants will make that impression and ensure everyone leaves your conference empowered.Get a Quote more details
After a rousing keynote, your conference participants will be hungry for more. Choose any or all of LiFT’s remaining classes to be delivered as breakout workshops. The fun, interactive style of each class will deepen the experience to strengthen the effect your conference participants seek.Get a Quote more details
Additional Products can be purchased
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Is your conference considering a leadership summit? If so, let us LiFT you to the top with our culture training, tailored specifically to leaders.
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It takes 21 days to form a habit, right? Use LiFT’s Culture Cards to encourage long-term, habit-building application of the principles. Each card in the set focuses individuals on a single, specific action tied to one of the four Culture Principles, encouraging its application for 21 days, thus creating a habit and transforming family culture one person at a time.
Empowered: A Teacher Tale of Classroom Culture Creation
Though specifically written for educators, this novel for leaders, a university-required text, is still a great fit for parents.
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