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How To Be A Servant Leader In Your Family

Posted by Aaron Walker on Oct 17, 2016 3:07:15 PM


Leadership is a topic that is usually discussed in a business or work context, but today I want to talk to you about leadership within the family. Let me share my thoughts with you on how you can be a ‘Servant Leader’ in your family.

The word ‘Servant Leadership’ makes some of us uncomfortable because it sounds like we are being asked to act as a doormat for other people or as if we are being asked to play the role of ‘the nice guy’, who is weak and taken advantage of by everyone.

But that is far from the truth.

Servant leadership is about being a real man. It is one of the most powerful forms of leadership where you serve your family with unconditional love, going the last mile for your wife, exercising authority with compassion, putting your family’s needs ahead of yours, taking leadership decisions without thinking about your own agenda, doing the right things that need to be done and leading your family to a good place.

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Topics: Marriage, Family, relationships, significance

How Stress Affects You…and Your Family

Posted by Aaron Walker on Oct 6, 2016 1:30:09 PM


Do you ever get stressed? That’s a pretty dumb question because everyone experiences stress. Some people handle stress well, while others suffer with its consequences. As we think more about getting things done, we need to stop and talk honestly about the effect stress has on you and your family.

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Topics: Family, relationships, significance

Making Sense of Priorities

Posted by Aaron Walker on Oct 3, 2016 5:05:37 PM


 Aristotle said, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.” The same could be said about October’s theme—execution. It isn’t something we do one time; it is a way of life.

Execution is one characteristic common to people who move from success to significance. They learn the things they do that make an impact and make them a priority. They also recognize the time-wasters and establish a system to keep hem from derailing their lives.

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Topics: Accountability, success, significance

Developing Trust

Posted by Aaron Walker on Sep 24, 2016 8:04:00 AM


Election season usually includes conversations about the trustworthiness of candidates. That is an even bigger topic of conversation today. Trust matters. You and I can’t do anything to affect the trustworthiness of other people, but we can take steps to make sure we are trusted.

In chapter six of our book of the month, The Impact Equation, the authors talk about trust. They pose an interesting question: “It’s easy to understand if we trust someone else, but how can we tell if someone trusts us? That isn’t as easy.”

In reality, we usually don’t know if people trust us until we discover they don’t. Then, it might be too late to address the issue. People today are more skeptical than ever. Why? Maybe it’s because of their experiences. They have valid reasons not to trust some people or professions.

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Topics: character, success, significance

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