For CEO and father of seven Nate Quigley, family has been the key to his business' success.
That's partly because, as the founder of a start-up called Chatbooks, an app that helps parents create photo books, Quigley has applied his parenting skills to the workplace and specifically to how he manages his employees.
Quigley, who has founded and led other start-ups, says that he has gotten better at working with personalities of all types thanks to lessons learned from his large family. His experience having to be flexible as a parent, he writes in a guest post for CNBC, has made him more flexible as a manager.
"For us, time spent with family is coaching a Little League game on a Tuesday afternoon, running carpool pick-up and heading to school plays on any given day," he writes. "Our seven kids have taught me that every individual is unique, and I've learned from them that everyone needs different incentives, support and motivation to succeed."