Leadership Skills for Moms Part 2 - Mother's Circle
In Leadership Skills for Moms part one, I applied the principles from Kouzes and Posner's book, The Leadership Challenge to motherhood. As Moms, we certainly hold many leadership roles, whether we acknowledge that label or not, we ARE leaders. Where are your leadership strengths? How do you want to grow as a leader? What's one thing you can do today to take a step to become the Mom Leader you envision? Based on their research, Kouzes and Posner defined five practices of exemplary leadership: 1. Model the way 2. Inspire a shared vision 3. Challenge the process 4. Enable others to act 5. Encourage the heart. In Leadership Skills for Moms part one, I discussed model the way, inspire a shared vision and challenge the process. Here, let's talk about the last two principles, enabling others to act and encourage the heart. Using These Leadership Skills for Moms Enable Others to Act How do you get a 3 year old to put on his shoes so you can get out the door? How do you get a 7 year old to pick up his Lego's? Get a 12 year old to clean her bedroom? A 15 year old to do his homework independently?