Some posts ago I told you about one of the gifts I received during the pandemic (well, just before that, in February 2020) which was being able to participate on the 4th pedagogical expedition organized by FPdGi (Princesa de Girona Foundation). Today, I want to talk to you about one of their key program whose goal is to help develop teachers’ talents as transforming and innovating agents. In other words, help them be ready to respond to educational challenges of the actual and future society. Its name: Generación docentes (generation of teachers).
What do a coach, a researcher, a Ph.D., an artist, a football player, a rugby player, a podcaster and a singer do in a school with children of 5th and 6th grade of primary school accompanied by a group of excited teachers? If you want to know, you just have to keep reading. Aren’t you curious?
A few months ago, I told you that during the pandemic I got a gift difficult to forget. Then, I took the opportunity to present to you an initiative which I didn’t find hard to label as one of the E.P. The post I wrote was about Desafío + (Desafío más).
I hope you keep reading to see the invitation I’m making you because…
I must admit that feeling loved by Desafío + (Desafío Más or Challenge Plus) has been one of the most “beautiful” moments and one of the things that have given me more on a personal and professional level during this weird and painful year of 2020.
I’m going to tell you why, so, if you want, you only have to keep reading.
Today I am not going to write a long post. It is not because I don’t feel like writing, but just because I want to share with all of you who follow me a Decalogue that I received some days ago from Javier Freire. It is not just another decalogue but the one on female leadership written by Javier Freire. People who know me will also agree with me that I am pro-leadership as I have been working by and for it for many years (actually, since I got a scholarship to prepare for it more than two decades ago). During the last decade, I have been working for it mainly from the point of view of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship.
The 10 commandments Javier shares with us are in line with the characteristics I defend of the P.E. A woman leader is:
- Passion and energy, she does not compare herself and does not compete with others.
- “Real” and puts people at the centre.
- Creative, she creates new spaces for both teams and markets.
- Recognizes the talent of people.
- Sensitive, empathetic and knows how to listen and accompany people in their processes of change.
- Maintains a balance between personal, family and professional life and with friends.
- Creates a free lifestyle where the present is enjoyed. Celebrates life.
- Thanks unconditionally. Knows that everything that happens in her life (positive or negative) leads to learning.
- Dreams big and goes for it.
- Not only dreams but acts. Lives intensely the present and plans his ideal life to 3, 5 and 15 years.
What do you think? Are they different from those of the male leader?
Let’s continue to develop ourselves as leaders, with entrepreneurial characteristics and competences that make us evolve and move forward.
Enjoy these last days of October. A special Christmas season will arrive before you imagine. Oh, and in two weeks, I will introduce you to an entrepreneur woman who earned her P.E. initials a few years ago.