Leadership and blueberry pancakes
Anyone that knows me, realizes how important family is to me. It’s great to have them all together in one room. We can play a board game, share a meal or watch a movie. One of the most interesting times is after one of those events. It’s when I can sit back and listen to their interaction.
Some people may be intentional with their parenting. I’ve heard how they plan activities and dates or vacations with their kids. It’s more random for me. It seems to happen by accident, but it is one of those things in life that brings me joy.
One of the ways I’ve enjoyed family-time over the years has been by cooking breakfast. It started in the late 90’s by making French Toast. My oldest son would sit on the counter next to me or stand on a chair and watch. He would constantly be asking questions. He’s still asking questions.
Leadership principles are scattered throughout life. Sometimes you have to look for them.
When giving your employees a task, if they ask questions, let them ask as many as they want. If they still have questions, you haven’t explained the task well enough
Bringing the team physically together creates an atmosphere where team-building can happen. Endorse it. Allow for it. Go so far as to create it. If you’re worried that they will talk bad about you, that means two things. 1. You would talk bad about your boss if given the chance, behind his back. (not good) 2. You’ve given them something to talk about. Let them talk and then find what you can do better in the future.
Your team is greater than the sum of the parts. It is much greater than you. This is something you have to be comfortable with or you will stimy it’s growth.
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