In our family, I am the CEM (Chief Executive Mama) because every team needs a leader. Here's the catch...there is a big difference between being a LEADER and being in charge.
Here's what I mean...
Leaders create a vision for their team, are agents of change, find creative solutions, continue to grow themselves and thrive on building relationships.
When you're in charge, or managing a team, you are responsible for creating goals and making sure they are attained, keeping the status quo, creating systems and processes and direct your team in a more short-term mentality.
When you're family is your team (and it is working like one) you can be the leader and charge each individual to manage themselves. It's the perfect balance.
As the leader of the family you inspire and support. You set the bigger vision of how your family will function and let each family member work out the details of where they fit into that vision. And when they can't see where they fit, you coach them through until they can. Keep reading for more information tips on leading your family vs. managing it.
Qualities of a Good Leader:
Managing, being in charge means...
I try very hard to LEAD both my family and our community because I KNOW that every member of each has important ideas and feelings. I understand that MY WAY is not always the right way or the best way. I create the larger vision and expect that my team, my community, will help move us towards that vision in the best way they know how.
Thinking about you and your family, are you a leader or a manager? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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Lynn Turcotte-Schuh is a Mama, Parenting Coach and Founder of the At-Home Mamas Club. She believes that parenting is not a technique or a strategy but a relationship that needs to be built, nurtured and prioritized. With over 10 years of experience as a Marine Mammal trainer, Lynn uses her expertise to help Mamas forge strong and positive relationships through moments of connection.