Where does leadership begin and end? Is it intrinsically tied to walking into and out of our work doors every day (either literally or virtually)? Or does it extend beyond the work aspects of our lives into the core being of who we are? Many years ago I had the privilege of participating in a leadership training curriculum that guided me to the conclusion for me personally … it is the latter. For example, my role as a leader definitely did not stop walking out of the work door after I became a parent!
Honestly, it shouldn’t shock any of us the same leadership characteristics which help us in our roles as Product Management Leaders transfer quite nicely to our roles in family (spouse, father, etc) or in our community (PTA, Homeowners, volunteering, etc).