Mary Poppins Leadership

I read this post over at Gifted for Leadership and it reminded of a journal entry I made after watching Mary Poppins with my sister over the holidays. (FYI – Jes and I loved Mary Poppins as a kid so she bought me the 40th anniversary edition a couple of years ago.)

I’m kind of a geek in that I find a leadership example in nearly everything… even Mary Poppins.

Here’s why Mary is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious:

  • confident
  • firm, but fun
  • direct, but not the “b” word!
  • no nonsense
  • friendly, pleasant, happy
  • not stressed
  • not a people-pleaser
  • comfortable with who she is and the role she is supposed to play

What do you love about Mary? Come on, I know you love her too!

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  • Andy Depuy May 14, 2008  

    She made people think and she could understand you even though you don’t understand yourself.

  • May 14, 2008  

    Love her voice! I’m inspired to break out in song during my daily life.

  • juliepersinger May 14, 2008  

    Well after all, she was practically perfect in every way.

  • Jenni Catron May 14, 2008  

    Oh, good. I’m glad I’m not the only one who breaks out into song just thinking about Mary Poppins.

  • Jessica May 14, 2008  

    So Funny I was just watching this 2 days ago on Tv telling Dinger How much I still love her and trying to find away to be like her!!!

  • Giant Idiot May 15, 2008  

    Let’s see, she is not afraid to get dirty with the chimney sweeps.