Leadership as a parent;
Leadership is fascinating, to my eyes, for many reasons.
And leadership was around me always from childhood to professional career.
But first, with love, pride, and gratitude, I dedicate this post to my Mother.
Reality is that I was born in a family of four, two younger sisters, and one older brother (very close in age), so I was a leader-by-rank already with my two younger sisters.
My Mother has always been a leader, and a value figure — my Dad, was too, with his kindness, care, joy, and thoughtfulness.
My Mother is a commander-in-chief, a woman-boss. Very kind and loving, but determined and leading the house with virtual principles, which remains forever, already taught by her parents.
Therefore, both of them showed us how to be ourselves and taught us how to make a difference.
Now, as a parent of 5 sons myself, I have been continuously in situations where I transfer value to another person.
And as you may know, this doesn’t come with a manual.
From my experience, I noticed during my 20’s that learning from other people’s advice or behavior, older, wiser, different, and looking up to them could be very valuable.
Since then, I’ve always paid attention to how people do what they do, how or why they tell you something sweet, which makes you grow too.
Leadership is fascinating in many ways; it is always evolving being a leader in your family; this is a learning-position.
Additionally, it keeps you out of your comfort zone.
As your family is growing, despite the turbulences of teenagehood, children, becoming young adults will help you grow too.