These days, I am facilitating a leadership workshop for young adults and I am completely immersed in the experience.  These bright young people have bowled me over with their thoughtfulness, respect and irreverence.  Their questions and concerns are very real and as always have made me introspect too.  Today’s post is a result of an interesting discussion with one of my beautiful attendees – the sharp, funny and plain lovable Sushil Chikane.  After a long day of “leadership skills” work, Sushil says:  The main problem I have with Leadership, being a Leader and such processes is that a Leader is forced to live up to the expectations of other people.  More important, he or she always has to “follow” whatever they are “preaching”.  While this makes him popular in public, those close to him like family and friends find it hard to like or live with him.  Sushil went on to say: For example, look at Gandhi.  He was called the Father of the Nation and yet his own children were estranged from him.

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