When people talk about leadership, I often think about business, sports, and church. What if we turn our thoughts on leadership and apply them at home? You hear about the MVP who led his team to the Super Bowl, but do you ever hear about the MVP of the household? (Just a tip: Moms are always the MVP.)
I do not hold an official position of leadership where I work. But at home, I am a husband and a parent, and my family depends on me to be a leader.
My wife and I are partners on our little team and our children help out as well, as we train them up to make bigger contributions.
If you apply this business metaphor to your family dynamic, there are 3 ways that you could look at it.
1. The Sole Proprietorship
This is the single person with no children who lives alone. You are completely independent and in charge of leading only yourself.
2. The Partnership
This is the couple who is living together without children or any other roommates. You lead and work together.
3. The Team
This is when you have more than 2 people living together and can include children. If it is a group of adults only, then the group would lead together like a board of directors. If there are children who are dependent on the adults, then they serve in a learning role where they contribute while they continue to learn new skills.
I believe that the most important place we should be leading is at home. I have found it easy to neglect my leadership at home. So I have decided to be more intentional and focus more of my attention on how I am leading my family.
What does your leadership look like at home?