Celebrating Mother’s Day last weekend I bowed in reverence to the juggling act of motherhood.
Mothers (and inspired leaders) are skilled at managing everything from multiple schedules to financial planning; from creating visions (usually for your children!) to trusting that the course correction is for the best; from standing up to small-minded teachers and celebrating with those who really get your child; from navigating the tricky waters of letting go and allowing the mistakes to teach, to hovering and micro-managing (and apologizing or justifying later).
All of these “from and to’s” are a virtual MBA in entrepreneurship.
The mother is the uber entrepreneur.
Learning to engage and lead from motherhood:
- Conceive and birth the idea
- Nurture and celebrate the milestones
- Plan for success and stay flexible for change
- Balance direction versus micro-managing
- Let mistakes be learning points
- Let go when it’s time
- Enjoy the wisdom years
Leaders and entrepreneurs – who knew that motherhood had so much to teach us about business?!