As I am sure you can appreciate, this initially was an alarming train of thought, but was soon
followed by a calming insight… Raising little people is actually not that different to how a leader
leads, and given I have worked in the field of leadership for many years, I think I can pull a skill or
two from up my sleeve to help me navigate this multiple-child parenting caper. If you will, please
indulge me as I share with you some of my late-night insights…
When you hear the term ‘growth mindset’, what comes to mind? Do you think about expanding your horizons; thinking ‘outside the box’; or adopting brain exercises to grow your brainpower? Perhaps something like ‘philosophical musings’ come to mind? Whatever it is that you think of, it’s an important concept to know about in today’s fast paced, ever changing, VUCA world.
We call it ‘leadership’ because (traditionally), it is about setting the direction and leading from the front; but what about those who put others first and in essence, lead from behind (i.e. the servant leaders)? Are leaders who put others ahead of themselves really leading at all? The practice of ‘servant leadership’ incorporates many elements, and is a timeless concept in and of itself, however it is so powerful when practiced effectively…