I recently stumbled across a beautiful song At the Table (YouTube link) by artist Josh Garrels, based on the parable of the lost son (also called the prodigal son). The song...
Money is an Essential Personal Leadership Skill
by Parker Houston | Jan 19, 2023 | The Pillars of Family Leadership, The Practices of Personal Leadership
“You either learn to manage money, or the lack of that skill will manage you for the rest of your life.” –Dave Ramsey With the current housing market, inflation, and...
How to Praise Your Kids (and Team) to Increase Effort, Persistence, and Motivation
by Parker Houston | Dec 15, 2022 | The Pillars of Family Leadership
“Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.” –Samuel Johnson Do you have kids or lead a team? Did you know what you say, and how you praise them, can...
When Helping Hurts
by Parker Houston | Jun 9, 2022 | The Pillars of Family Leadership, The Practices of Personal Leadership
“Give a person a fish and they eat for a day. Teach a person to fish and they eat for a lifetime.” –Lao Tzu A few months ago, I was getting my three-year-old daughter ready...
5 Essential Leadership Principles for Parenting
by Parker Houston | Feb 17, 2022 | The Pillars of Family Leadership
Today’s BIG IDEA— “Your greatest contribution to the world as a leader may not be something you do, it might be someone you raise.” –Andy Stanley When my first daughter was...
Seven Practices for Leading Your Marriage
by Parker Houston | Apr 8, 2021 | The Pillars of Family Leadership, The Practices of Personal Leadership
“It’s not lack of love, but lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”—Nietzsche In western cultures, about 90% of people get married by age 50. And according to the...
Parenting Skills Need to Be Part of Your Leadership Toolkit
by Parker Houston | Apr 1, 2021 | The Pillars of Family Leadership, The Practices of Personal Leadership
Photo by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash Your greatest impact on the world may not be something you do, but someone you raise. In fact, leadership author and pastor of the largest...
Life Lessons From My German Shepherd
by Parker Houston | Aug 27, 2020 | Gratitude, Self Leadership, The Pillars of Family Leadership
A year ago I had to say goodbye to a close friend—my beloved German Shepherd of 10 years—Sequoia. I am updating my original post in her memory. Sequoia was fiercely loyal,...
The Price Tag of Hurry
by Parker Houston | Aug 20, 2020 | Self Leadership, The Pillars of Family Leadership
*Photo by Andy Beales Unsplash.com For most of my life, I’ve been in a hurry. While I was in full-time graduate school, I also worked 32 hours a week. I was so fried by the...
This Holiday Season: The Power of Moments
by Parker Houston | Dec 19, 2019 | Self Leadership, The Pillars of Family Leadership
This week I am going to take a short break from our series on how people change to do a couple short posts on the holidays and upcoming year. Today’s Big Question: If your...
Family Leadership Series Recap
by Parker Houston | Oct 24, 2019 | The Pillars of Family Leadership
Today’s BIG IDEA—Leadyoufirst.com is dedicated to the idea that there is a logical order to leadership—that the best way to build a lasting leadership legacy is to...
Why You Need a Strategy For a Thriving Marriage
by Parker Houston | Oct 10, 2019 | The Pillars of Family Leadership
“It’s not lack of love, but lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”—Nietzsche Today’s BIG IDEA—No one arrives at a great marriage by accident. A few years ago, my...
Run Your Household Like a Great Company
by Parker Houston | Sep 26, 2019 | The Pillars of Family Leadership
Today’s BIG IDEA—Last week we discussed the importance of having a family vision. Today we will take that concept further by exploring how to apply principles of thriving...
Leadership At Home Starts With Family Vision
by Parker Houston | Sep 19, 2019 | The Pillars of Family Leadership
Today’s BIG IDEA—Last week we talked about the importance of having a family leadership strategy, and that strategy starts with creating a family vision. In the winter time,...
The Vital Importance of Having a Family Leadership Strategy
by Parker Houston | Sep 12, 2019 | The Pillars of Family Leadership
This week we start a new series on family leadership. Today’s BIG IDEA—If you have a family, or want to start one some day, a family leadership strategy needs to be part of...
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