Leadership Blog

Merry Christmas to All of your Families!

Posted on December 19, 2014 | in Culture, Leadership & Management | by

“Family” takes on an especially deep and heartfelt meaning during the Christmas and New Year Holidays. Our first thought of family is in the context of “blood-line,” such as parents, children, grandchildren, siblings, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.

Importantly, the family context also extends to one’s “bonded-line” families, where people are bonded by such things as neighborhoods, churches, schools, hobbies, or work. Bonded-line families share names too, such as the company, the Methodists, the Sooners, or the team you work with. Caring and trust grow over the years into bonds that are almost impossible to break, sharing not only names but life’s gains and pains as well as hopes, experiences, and dreams.

“Family” in the context of work is easy to understand. True work families have bonds and trusts that run deeper than mere physical or mental bonds. Work families are bonded by hard work, change, success, failure, fun, and loss. Anything that helps one helps all. Anything that hurts one hurts all. These familes support and protect each other. Expectations for each other can become high, as can the trust. The connection goes profoundly deep to the spiritual level. Effective leaders develop healthy bonds that take work to a spiritual level, where people work to make a difference together, even overcoming differences. Special family bonds generate special relationships, and then, special contributions.

Christmas has many special meanings… love, peace, family, giving, caring. May all your “families” experience these!

Merry Christmas!

…And Pass It On!
KB
Quote from iconic American business leader Lee Iacocca: “The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.”

Merry Christmas Handmade by Nancy Kleckner

Merry Christmas!
Handmade by Nancy Kleckner

3 Responses to “Merry Christmas to All of your Families!”

  1. Phil Shelton says:

    Very well said, May you and yours have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    • Grant McKinnon says:

      At this special time of year, may all that we know
      have a very Merry Christmas and may 2015 be all that
      you would want it to be.
      Thanks KB for your enlightenments throughout the year.

  2. Linda McEntire says:

    Thank you KB for sharing your wisdom with us. I look forward to each and every message. Nancy did an outstanding job on the card. I hope you all had a great Christmas. Happy New Year.

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