The crumbling imperfections of parenthood

My card: ‘Dad I still love you even though your going bald’!

The toughest leadership challenge is parenthood. It’s also the most rewarding.

Why is it hard? Is it good?

It’s hard because it’s personal. Our children see us exactly as we are, and none of us are getting any younger, as my cheeky darling pointed out.

It’s personal too because we are heavily invested. It really matters how they are.

If our kids are ill or trip up we feel the pain too. More so even.

Parenting is leadership. When we get it right it’s the best feeling. But we have to lead through our own imperfections. These become increasingly obvious too. To them and to us.

But do my imperfections matter? It’s their view that counts.

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About drstevelewis

Good leadership is essential for any project to succeed. I specialise in the most difficult leadership challenges; those involving the way we relate to other people or the way they relate to us. With a background of many years in business and an earlier training in medicine I combine the two in a unique consultancy.
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