Four things my Mother taught me about leadership

Leon Purton
Sparks Publication
Published in
6 min readMay 12, 2019

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A reflection on Mothers Day on what you can learn from yours

Four things my Mother taught me about leadership

A photo looking out over my Parents farm at Sunset that I took last Summer. We were very lucky to grow up here.

On this weekend just gone, I gave my Mother a call in the morning, it has become a bit of a ritual to remember all the things that your Mother has done for you and to make sure you tell them on Mother’s Day (great work all you Mother’s out there giving it your all, you are amazing). However, it got me thinking, so much of us comes from our childhood. The environment established by those important people in their lives, and many of us would say that there was one person who established or fostered that environment. Our Mother's… If you grew up in a household with some other form of parental figure who showed these attributes, then please replace Mother with that person, and know that they are as important on this special day.

I come from a small country town an I am the eldest of three brothers, we were on a small farm and caused all sorts of mischief ranging from slug guns to falling out of trees (but what a view). We challenged our Mother, but she taught us a great deal. So, here are 4 things that I think my Mother has taught me about leadership;

Great things come from a place of selflessness

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Leon Purton
Sparks Publication

Inspired by life. Leadership, Growth, Personal Development. Engineer and Sports Enthusiast. Top Writer in Leadership leonpurton.com