“There are only two things people need from a great leader: roots and wings”

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The notion of the leader as ‘parent’ is a powerful one, and one which brings to mind words such as: protection, support, reliability and aspiration. The parent also has a huge role to play in transferring their values to their children through role modeling and the reinforcement of certain behaviours. In addition, the parent provides the backstop to their child’s development through their unconditional positive regard, i.e. they don’t give up on their kids (regardless of what they do) – and, related to that, their forgiveness.

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