Leadership 101: the hardest part

There is one person you spend more time than any with anyone else; one person who has more influence over you than anyone else. This one person has the ‘balance of power’ in your life, s/he determines when, how and what you do. This one person is able to immediately and completely hinder you or support you in anything you do.

This person will be critical to your success or failure as a Mother-Leader. I’m sure you’d agree that you need to meet this incredible person and get them on-side asap. So, I’d like to introduce you to the most important, uniquely gifted  … YOU!

Yep, let’s say it together: “ME. I have more influence over me than anyone else has had or will have- yes, ME.”


I don’t know about you, but somehow I feel uncomfortable to be holding this ‘balance of power’ over my own life! My uncomfortable restlessness comes from knowing that this means I’m responsible for myself and for the quality of my mothering. Hmmm, so I can’t lay blame anywhere else for my failings as a Mother-Leader. I’m happy to take the credit for my successful days but for the bad days too? Really?

Leading myself is the hardest part of being a leader!

Leading ‘myself’ is the hardest part of being a leader!

It’s no wonder that leadership experts all agree: leading yourself is the hardest part of being a leader!

They also agree that if we ever hope to be an effective leader of others, we must first be effective leaders of ourselves.

I get it, I just don’t like it!

One more thing those experts agree on: effective self-leadership has a heap of benefits including improved job satisfaction, self-efficacy, and mental performance. I looked up in Google and it told me: ‘Self-efficacy is the measure of the belief in one’s own ability to complete tasks and reach goals.’

Well, maybe it’s not that bad after all. I could do with improving my level of mothering satisfaction AND my belief in my own ability AND my mental performance (assuming the latter will help me in Scrabble and Sudoku). 😉

So I guess this is both your warning and encouragement: this section on self-leadership isn’t going to be easy BUT it could be the making of us as Mother-Leaders.

Are you still going to stay with me for the series? I hope so!!

Jenni xxxx

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