“Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less”
Robert E. Lee
As a leader, you can’t be omniscient, omnipresent and omnipotent…that’s someone else’s job description. You have to trust your team to have the discipline to do the right thing. As C. S. Lewis said, “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is looking”. The same applies to discipline, specifically self-discipline.
In the body of literature there exist multiple scholarly publications and popular articles extolling the techniques to instill self-discipline in children. For example, How to Teach Kids Self-Discipline on the website Parenthood.com, discusses 4 techniques for parents to use with their kids:
- Give children lots of freedom to exercise choices over issues with small consequences.