Roots and Wings
To paraphrase a quote I heard last week, the task of a parent is to give a child roots and wings.
You give a child roots so they stay grounded and remember the values you instilled in them from a young age. And you give them wings so they are able to dream and strive and go somewhere in this great big world and make a better life for themselves.
If a parent, are you giving these gifts to your children? Or if a leader, manager, entrepreneur, or executive, are you giving these things to your employees, community members, customers, or associates?
Freedom and creativity inspire people more than boundaries and rules. Dole them out wisely.