Sunday, November 17, 2013

Meet Muley the Mule

Every company has its flagship character and so do we.  Meet Muleton Mule, Jr., who his friends call "Muley the Mule" or "Muley" for short.  And, parents, stay 'tooned until the end for an important note!

This hyperactive 6-year-old loves to entertain, and loves drawing and puppetry.  He...well, let's let him tell you in his own words:

A bit more about Muley:

And, don't forget that you can get his full bio in the comic strip collection Muley's Comix and Stories!


Boxy Muley created by Janet Wade, personal assistant of Missy Mule.
Right-click and save to your computer, then print in color!

Right-click, save to your computer, and print out!

Leadership, by Angela Freeman

What is a leader?  According to entrepreneur Akhil Shahani, leadership is defined as, “The process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective.” Leaders are not always those who are hired or appointed to be in charge of others. Sometimes leaders are those who are appointed by people who desire to follow in the footsteps of those who are influencing them. There are good leaders, those who lead or influence people to follow them and then share their successes, and there are bad leaders who influence people to follow them into trouble and then abandon them to suffer the consequences by themselves. It is important to learn to be a good leader.
Who can be a leader?  Anyone can be a leader, but it takes a very special person to be a good leader. A good leader takes responsibility for the decisions they make and the results that occur because of those decisions. A good leader looks out for the best interests of those who are following.

Why teach children leadership?  Teaching leadership to children helps them to develop responsibility by giving them decision making opportunities. Giving children a chance to make decisions gives them self-confidence and the ability to make larger decisions that can matter further down the road of life. 
How can you teach a child to be a leader?  Start by letting your child make small, every day decisions. For instance, allow your child to decide when to clean their room by giving them two different choices and explaining to them the benefits and disadvantages of each choice (such as Saturday morning or Sunday morning). After allowing your child to make small every day decisions, allow them to take on one small task and be in charge of it from beginning to end. Eventually, your child will develop leadership skills which can be used throughout their entire lives.


What can YOU do to teach your child about leadership?  Choosing what's for dinner? Choosing a book to read at bedtime?  Choosing what to watch on TV (preferably US!)?  Choosing clothes to wear to school?  There are a lot of responsibility training things you can do to put your child in a leadership role.  Discuss what leadership means in your household.

If you have questions for Muley the Mule or the team, use our comments section below, or you can visit Muley at his Facebook page by clicking here.


Video Credits:
Featuring Muley the Mule
Videography, editing, music by Ed Griffith
Sound: Drew Russom, Brad Alsobrook
Camera assists by Lisa Fletcher
Written/Created by Kevin L. Williams
Assistant to Muley the Mule, Kevin L. Williams

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