We all want our children to become leaders.
Whether they spend the bulk of their days in the mailroom or the corner office, we want our children to grow to be courageous, passionate, and authentic. We want their actions to inspire other people to be their best, to get more out of life than they ever thought possible.
As parents and caretakers of children, their path to leadership is in our hands.
We can model and teach the skills that will equip them to lead themselves and others in this hyper-competitive world, or we can allow them to fall victim to the kind of thinking that makes them slaves to the status quo.
It's a big responsibility — but when isn't being a parent a massive responsibility?
The beauty of building children into leaders is that it's the little things we do every day that mold them into the people they'll become.
Focus on the eight actions below, and you'll build leadership in your children and yourself.