It is obvious to read here that childhood experiences affect the way we lead in organisations as adults. Our values are formed by the time we reach 4 years old, and refined between 4-8 years. The old adage 'give me a boy until he is 7 and I will show you the man' is rooted in science. 

An awareness of our influencers during childhood, and the values which were role-modelled to us is essential to understand our own leadership behaviours, cultural preferences and conflict triggers. 

At Collingwood we would also recommend a future focus on what culture your organisation needs to succeed and how your leadership plays a role in creating that. Blending past understanding with future ambition will give you your own roadmap to leadership effectiveness.