Leaders enjoy many benefits. People seen as leaders get promoted and opportunities come their way. Parents whose children respect them as leaders have more functional families. But how do you begin the process of getting others to see you as a leader?
We have all seen leadership in action. Perhaps one participant at a meeting emerges as the clear leader of the group. Or people listen more attentively to one person than to another. Groups coalesce around the one individual who is regarded as more authoritative than anyone else.
I’m sure you’ve seen parents who enjoy such excellent rapport with their children that obedience is almost automatic. It is clear that the children view the parents as leaders. Authentic leadership skills that are effective in a work environment are also effective in a family or social environment. We just need to know what these skills are.