Leadership cannot flourish with small minds, thinking about small things, in small ways.
I want you to recall something I noted earlier in the book—that leadership is a continuum and not a destination. It’s never too late to start leading or commit to being a better leader. Ultimately, how you choose to lead and what you focus on is your choice, but I’d like to leave you with these final thoughts about what I consider to be the most important leadership hacks.
Like most of you, much has happened in my life over the past 18 months. My son returned from Afghanistan in one piece, and all of the men and women he led into combat returned alive. My son-in-law was accepted to medical school, I was blessed with three (soon to be four) new grandchildren, and my business and clients continued to prosper. Also during that time both my father and my mother-in-law passed away, and my wife had a major health scare. It’s been a season of joy, a season of concern, and a season of loss. But most of all, it’s been a time of reflection and growth.
Recent times have served to firmly confirm my belief that who you are remains infinitely more important than what you do. That the career successes you have, while nice, are fleeting and don’t even begin to compare to the significance of those who build into your life on a regular and consistent basis. For that reason I want to encourage you to spend more time hacking your family life.
I began my last book on the ...