The Leverage for Growth podcast finds leadership lessons in children – patience, celebrating small wins, adaptability and authenticity. Reflect on applying childlike wonder and simplicity to nurture talent, guide projects and make meaningful connections.
Episode 143: Learning From Our Youngest Teachers
You are now listening to Leverage for Growth. Hey everybody, this is Jesse P. Gilmore, founder of Niche in Control and creator of Leverage for Growth. Welcome to the Daily Leverage Edition. Today’s topic is this, learning from our youngest teachers, the wisdom of children in leadership and growth. So back, relax, and welcome to today’s Daily Leverage. Children, in their innocence and simplicity, see the world differently. Through their eyes, we can learn to challenge our assumptions, to be adaptable, and to approach problems with curiosity. Anyone who has spent time with children knows that patience isn’t just a virtue. It’s a necessity. This patience, when transferred to a business context, can become a very powerful tool for nurturing talent, for guiding projects, and for fostering growth. And it’s important to celebrate the small wins. Children find joy in the smallest of accomplishments. And in business, celebrating these small victories fosters things like motivation, and it starts to create a culture of positivity and appreciation. Now, embracing change and adaptability is something that kids take on. They are remarkably adaptable. They face constant learning and growth. embracing change without fear. This adaptability is a valuable trait for business leaders, especially in this fast-paced digital era. And the essence of authentic relationship comes down to what children are teaching us. They’re genuine. They don’t wear masks or put on errors or filters. They have this emulation of authenticity and it can be translated into business. by leading more meaningful connections for both team members and clients. And so as we take this learning from our youngest teachers into our daily leverage, I want to ask you, where in your world, whether in your life or business, have you been overlooking the simple yet profound lessons that children embody? Is it in your leadership style, maybe lacking patience or adaptability? Is it in failing to celebrate those small victories, either personally or with your team? Is it in perhaps the way that you present yourself, lacking that childlike authenticity? Or is it in your natural curiosity for life? Wherever you have found where you need a slight change, my question to you is this, what are you willing and able to do about it today? That is the end for the Daily Leverage. This is Jesse P. Gilmore. You’ve been listening to Leverage for Growth podcast. If you’re enjoying these daily leverage and agency leverage episodes, make sure to subscribe on Apple or Spotify now.