Headship or leadership is very important in our lives. A country needs a good President/Prime minister and government to lead. A company needs a good CEO and the management team to lead. A household also requires good husband and wife to lead so that the family stays intact without going astray.
Consider a human body, the head is over all the rest of the members of the body. The head is where the mind is, and has direct connection with each member of the body. When the head fails, the members of the body falls apart.
Many people want to be the head, but not many people have what it takes to be the head. Now let us take a look at the root functions of good headship in a simplistic and systematic manner.
1) RECEIVE INPUT
A good leader listens and receives input from every of his members with an open mind.
2) MAKES DECISION
After receiving input, the head makes decisions in the interest of the whole body looking at the big picture. A leader that does not make decision is worse than one that makes wrong decisions.
3) INITIATES ACTION
Any decision without action is futile. Therefore after making decision, the head initiates action.
4) COORDINATES ONGOING DIRECTION
As the decision is being acted upon, the head does not back off. Instead, he continue to supervise and coordinate so that the actions by the members achieve what was planned and decided earlier.
Of course all these attributes have to be acted out in a righteous manner of love, integrity, honesty etc, which I am not going to dwell deeply into it.
Now, take a look at the leaders around you making reference to the above-mentioned points?
Hopefully this article with my humble opinions is useful for those who are holding headship in work or at home.