Dads: Leaders at Work, Leaders at Home
It is no secret that parenthood has its own demands; they increase with the different stages that our children go through. With demands, stress is always present in the picture. The usual day-to-day responsibilities can eventually be overwhelming to parents.
Not too often parents manage their stress healthily. Some could turn to smoking, other could binge drink or eat. For parents, such behaviors are quite critical, as part of parenthood is modeling the way in front of their children; that is, unhealthy eating habits could easily be adopted by children to grow up and handle their stress with the same poor choices presented in their fostering surrounding. Contrastingly, parents who have healthy habits to dealing with stress present positive models for their children to follow. Fathers take a special importance in the effect they leave while handling, dealing, or rather managing stressful times.
In this very sense, a father who is also an employee could lead the way at home and at work. It does not require a managerial position for a man to be a leader at work. The model the 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership presents the most effective practices that can be implemented both at home and at work.
When leaders (in our case leaders stand for fathers, working father) are at their personal best, they do have five core practices that they follow; they model the way, inspire a shared vision, challenge the process, enable others to act, and the stress on encouraging the heart. It has been found that leaders who manage to more frequently demonstrate these practices, they create higher performing working places and rather more nurturing home environments.
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