John Maxwell (leadership guru) says that leadership is influence. We influence our families by our actions. Not by our words, but by what we do and how we act.
Maxwell also says that the lowest form of leadership is by title. If a leader has to lead by saying “I’m the boss, that’s why” he won’t have to much influence.
He won’t be leading-he’ll be driving. You lead sheep-you drive cattle.
What’s the difference between dedication and devotion? You can be dedicated to something but not devoted to it. You can be dedicated to your marriage, but not devoted to your wife.
Dedication makes you a good worker-devotion makes you love the person. Dedication is leading by title. Devotion is leading by love.
If something happens, we take responsibility-we don’t pass the buck. We stand between the bullet and our wife, not behind our wife.
Good coaches take the blame when the team fails but gives the team credit when it wins.
Are you that kind of leader?