Leadership and the family

I’ve discovered that being with family can bring out some of the best and worst of my leadership.  Here’s a couple of notes from my journal:

  • In the absence of leadership I step up to lead.  It can be something as simple as making breakfast, but if I don’t feel like anyone is taking control I step in.  Sometimes I think I’m just too impatient.
  • In the presence of poor leadership or a leader that I don’t respect, I check out, am defiant, refuse to follow, have a bad attitude. 

I’m ashamed to admit the second one since one of the marks of a great leader is that they are also a good follower. 

What situations challenge your leadership the most?

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