It’s the holiday season, so I thought it would be fun to take a slight detour this week, and talk about Santa Clause… Yep, the jolly fat one with the white beard and the reindeer!
I never gave Santa a lot of thought, but Jon Gordon, an author and motivational speaker who inspires me posted this on twitter — 7 reasons why Santa Clause is a good leader.
So let’s go through them…
First, he spreads laughter and cheer… other than the Grinch or Ebenezer Scrooge, who doesn’t like being happy?
Santa also encourages his reindeer… Ya know, on dasher, on dancer… That kinda thing.
He rewards good behavior, and doesn’t tolerate the bad behavior, just like a good leader.
He also empowers his workforce - the elves - because if he doesn’t who’s going to make all of those toys before the big night?
He’s humble and hungry… I mean.. I can put down a lot of cookies and milk, but at some point, I’d hit a wall.
And most importantly, he inspires all of us, young and old, to believe.
Aren’t all of these qualities that a good leader demonstrates?
So in that spirit, thanks Santa Clause for being such a positive example, and thank you for checking out this week’s episode.