AUDIO: Why Grace Based Leadership Starts at Home
After practice one night I was participating in a ritual we teenagers called “riding around”. We had a circuit through town and everyone drove it. There were parking areas you stopped too, then you’d honk at your friends as they drove by. It was before cell phones and social media so if you wanted to connect with your friends, that’s where they were.
When I saw the red lights, I was glad I wasn’t driving but the pit of my stomach was still sick. It was a small town and I knew if I were in trouble, my dad would find out; that was worse than the police.
See, my dad was strict. When all my friends parents defended them to their teachers or coaches, I was always more worried about disappointing my parents than anything. Dad said, if you’re in trouble at school, you’re in trouble at home. I never doubted it.
Leadership Begins at Home
But here’s the thing. My dad was my leader. I respected him and I never questioned his motives. He loved me and he was very clear about his expectations as well as his consistent definition of success. He made me feel secure, safe and there were never any surprise reversals or inconsistency in his leadership.
Being a Breakthrough Leader means that abundance and success will come from leadership that also functions perfectly in the home.
Your followers are family.
Your expectations are clear and consistent.
Your love is felt.
Your relationships are built on trust.
If your leadership doesn’t work at home and your team at work doesn’t feel like family in these three areas, you’ll always be experiencing slippage and distrust.
Grace based leadership blends the best of the best to achieve the abundance and fulfillment we call legacy.
That’s Breakthrough Leadership.