There’s ample discussion these days regarding board diversity and the need for more women in leadership roles. I agree and would take it a step further to suggest that we need more mothers in leadership roles and on board of directors. Not every mother is suited for leadership, nor is every leader equipped to be a mother; however, when the two skillsets overlap, motherhood applied to leadership can deliver a competitive advantage. Many of the savviest leaders I know, share the title of Mom.
I have been thinking about courage. Not the grandiose demonstrations. Instead, the other ninety-nine percent of courageous acts. Those that make ordinary people bold, fearless and authentic in their daily lives.