Whose gate are you keeping?
Yesterday, my daughter Mara graduated from college! It is a great accomplishment and marks one of those life-changing moments as she now faces a lifetime of new opportunities and possibilities.
I wonder what kind of a leader she will grow into and, critically, who will help her grow into that leader.
I also wonder how many people will be in a position to provide that mentorship, but may instead think that she is too young, too inexperienced, too naïve, or whatever else may detract from her making the impression of what a leader “should be.”
If I’m completely honest, I have missed hundreds, maybe thousands, of opportunities to mentor future leaders because of judgements I made or having my priorities wrong.
Leaders are gate keepers, and one pf those gates determines who gets opportunities to grow their leadership. I have two requests for you today:
Do good and be well,
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