For Sunday, my thoughts turn to leadership in the home and family. During the week your leadership is mainly focused on delivering business results. What are the results you hope to achieve with your family? How does your leadership affect those results? Who do you want your children to become? Today is a good day to focus on your family and your home and make a difference through your leadership.
I came across the following insight from Dorothy L. Nolte called “Children Learn What They Live” and thought it provided excellent instruction related to leadership in the home and family.
“If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive.
If a child lives with pity, he learns to feel sorry for himself.
If a child lives with jealousy, he learns to hate.
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with praise, he learns to be appreciative.
If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
If a child lives with recognition, he learns to have a goal.
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith in himself and in those about him.
If a child lives with honesty, he learns what truth is.
And if a child lives with friendliness, he learns that the world is a nice place in which to live.”
Remember, axiom leadership is teaching and exemplifying values, principles and truths so clearly that it inspires alignment of heart, might, mind and strength. The same “teaching and exemplifying” also brings about an effect in the home as Ms. Nolte teaches so well.
Choose to be an example of all that is good. Choose to be an axiom leader in your home and family.