I love sitting and looking out the back of the boat. You can see our trail weaving through the calm water. Waves emanating from each side of the boat…further and further out from their original position. There is no mistaking where we have been as we cruise through the calm water. You can see every turn, and, if you know what you’re looking at, you can also tell how fast or slow the boat was going at different points. You can tell a lot about the trip of the boat simply from it’s wake.
The same is true of us.
We can tell a ton about our journey as a leader by our wake.
Before you read on…stop and think about it.
Who is in your wake?
What would people say about you who are in your wake?
This is a concept that I was introduced to in the book Integrityby Henry Cloud. In it, Cloud says there are two sides of the wake.