How Leaders Manage

set table

A family is sitting down around the rarely used dining room table for a holiday meal.  Everyone is in their semi-finest attire.  The table is set beautifully including a huge turkey with all the “fixings”.  Dad has the remote to the television beside him in the big chair at the head of the table so no one can turn on and watch TV during diner. This is family time.

Dad also has a proud look on his face as he carves the turkey with his custom wooden handled carving knife.  After each slice he takes a sip from his favorite mug his kids gave him from his last birthday.  His wife sits at his right eating from the only china plate she owns passed down from her mother.  The two kids have their places marked at the table by monogrammed napkins with their name on them.  The dad has made…

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