One of the greatest inspirations for the self-defined leadership work came from Bennis and Goldsmith in Learning to Lead: A Workbook on Becoming a Leader. This assertion compels us, as responsible leaders, to review and explore the impact of our family of origin. And then to “update” assumptions, rules and roles as we would modify any outdated operating system.
“It is in the family that we first develop a sense of our identity, our values, our aspirations and our expectations for life
It is in our families that we have the least examined and most determining experiences.
Because our family life was so powerful in influencing our views of leadership and because we often maintain an unconscious barrier to recognizing its impact, it is difficult to uncover the lessons we learned and the messages we received.”