There is nothing like a road trip and family vacation to see how strong the family team is. This last week we went on a quasi-family vacation. Actually we are referring to it more of a family missions trip. We went down to New Mexico to watch our nephews while their parents were at a youth retreat. To say the least it challenged our whole family taking care of three young boys. My wife and I realized that it was harder than we imagined and my kids got a little taste of what it is to take care of little kids and how exhausting it can be.
Last week we finished up our month long series on reclaiming the “Talk” from the secular culture. My last blog on that subject talked about how my oldest made some mistakes and decided to ignore our advice as parents. It may have seemed like I was venting in a way, but what I was trying to portray was that even though you can try and train them in the way they should go, sometimes they go out on their own, like the prodigal son in the Bible.
You know as a business man, it is easy to put empowerment in terms that make sense in the business world. But how do I put the term “Empowerment” into practice as a dad? In the business world, empowerment is giving your employees the authority to make decisions and TRUSTING them to be responsible with those decisions. In my life as a leader, I have found that this is sometimes the hardest and most rewarding part of my work life.