Essay about Leadership At Home

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Leadership at Home
Importance and Benefits

Josh

Why Leadership at Home
When

I think of developing myself as a leader, I by default evaluate my leadership at work, as any improvements identified by my manager will increase my performance review, as well as set me up for promotions in the future.
It wasn’t until the first day of this leadership class when
John Janetos spoke about being a co-leader to his two sons, dog and cat that it clicked to me; leadership needs to start at home
This was not overly apparent to me before this class, as I am a fairly new parent with two children; two years and nine months. What could be more important to me then developing my own children to become strong leaders, as well as being a solid role model for them

Thought Provoking Quotes
Is

it possible that when people at work blame and whine, it’s because they were taught to do so at home? The

unaccountable parent who goes to work and criticizes others for acting entitled, fails to ask, “Am
I creating entitled children at home?”

The

parent who asks, “When will my daughter start getting her homework done on time?” but models procrastination at home with the words, “I’ll do it later.” What did I learn?
We

as parents provide the strongest and earliest influence on our children
By demonstrating leadership at home, our children will also become familiar with the behaviour and will want to follow suit
Training children to be leaders is about quantity, not just quality
Understanding your child's personality allows the parent to develop the child's abilities and remove potential liabilities

What did I learn?
By

serving the community as a leader, sets the foundation for your children to serve the community in the future
If we only develop others at work, the cycle of poor leadership in the workplace will continue on
◦ Leadership takes time to develop, if we develop our children at a young age we ensure that they posses strong leadership skills as they enter the workplace, which will ultimately improve leadership as a whole in the working world

Personal Insights
I

feel that I have been more focused on trying to be a leader in the workplace then I have at home. Being young and ambitious,
I want to progress quickly with in my company and I have put a lot of my leadership efforts in at work, but then leave them there
My family is the most important thing to me, and always will be, so why am I not giving them my best?
Being a strong leader in the workplace can be exhausting, which is why I feel it is often overlooked at home
I do believe I am still being a…