Leading at Home . . . There's No Place Like Home

repost from 8.4.10

On my way home from a recent trip, I made a phone call to my mom.  I was somewhere around Eufaula, Alabama when she spoke one of her pearls of wisdom.

I was telling her how good the trip had been and how much fun we had as a family at the beach.  She said, “Yeah, it’s good to get away, but it’s always good to get back home.”

It doesn’t take a wizard to recognize the power in the words, “There’s no place like home.”  However, there are many leaders who seem to forget the significance of this statement.

I see too many leaders who are more excited about being away than they are with being at home.  The temptation for leaders can be to spend more time at the office where they feel important rather than focusing on what is most important at home.

A leader’s influence is severely damaged if his relationships at home are broken or frayed.

I hope you are paying attention to the people that matter most.  You only have one shot at being an authentic leader at home.  Days go by faster than you think.  Don’t miss a moment.  Someone is counting on you!

i2i,

Randy

 

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Tommy Two-Tone

9 years ago

If people had half a brain, they’d muster up the courage to realize that home is where the heart is. Good stuff RG!

Big Jim

9 years ago

Our home, whether it was in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Georgia or Florida, always had as a featured piece of art on the wall – an embroidered piece done by my Grandmother. It read “Travel East, Travel West, After All, Home Is Best.” Thinking of it now makes me want to go see Grandma Jane.

Randy

9 years ago

Good stuff Jim!

Randy

9 years ago

Thanks Thom!

mitch

9 years ago

I recommend looking up the lyrics and listening to the song “Lead Me” by Sanctus Real.

Randy

9 years ago

I will Mitch. Thanks!

Jason

9 years ago

You are so right. Time slips by and before we know it our little ones are not so little. I remember Megan being a baby and I would lovingly hold her in my arms. Now she is in high school… where did the time go…

Randy

9 years ago

Good comment Jason!

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