- We read more, listen to more, spend more money, have more conversations, spend more time in an attempt to be a better leader…more than a better dad. Why?
- The quick answer…it’s easier to be a good leader than it is to be a good dad. We pick the easy route.
- We can fake being a good leader at work. We can’t fake being a good dad at home.
- We can become a good leader pretty fast. It takes time to become a good dad.
- We get attention when we’re a good leader. We are hardly recognized when we’re a good dad.
- Being a good dad is more fragile than being a good leader.
- At work…we’re seen as a good leader because of a title. Because we influence people’s future. Because we chose who we work with. Because we have a specific task we accomplish. Because people like us.
- At home…the real us comes out. We cannot hide behind a title or a task or popularity. We can coach our child’s team or attend every recital and appear to be a good dad, but everything is not always at it appears…and our child knows it.
One day…another good leader will come along and replace you at work.
- One day…no one will replace you as your child’s dad.
- What if we…
- put down the leadership book and read a book about being a better dad?
- sit down with a friend and talk about being a better dad?
- put more thought into how we can be a better dad than a better leader?
- found a mentor who is a better dad than we are?