Gotta love this kid…Want to make a bet she’ll make a great CEO one day?
I laughed my head off – and then switched to serious learning opportunity mode – even from a 6 year old. Why argue? Kids are pure and real – great teachers if you watch them closely. She’s got all the ingredients for the tastiest and most precise management task recipe:
Clarity: All the facts plain and simple – Four days and counting…(do you know how long four days is in Haylee’s world?)
How she feels about it: Sick and tired all right – mom and pop have told her so. The tooth fairy exists – so, what’s taking her so long? How can you not identify and see her side of the story?
Setting Expectations: We all know the tooth fairy’s job: kiddy ATM – so why not simply “show me the money!..”
Emotional Intelligence: Our little princess definitely has it: She intuitively figured the letter might piss the tooth fairy off – so she softened the “ask” and turned it to all sweetness and smiles – plus opened the door for dialogue and further negotiations (just in case)…
And our Haylee is only 6 – go figure and learn from her savvy, brilliant and cute audacity.