You know him. You love him. He’s impacted commercialism around the entire world, but what can we take away from the man we call Santa Clause?
As a young 4th grader, I had the honor of playing the role of Santa in the school play. During that time, I feel that a leadership bond was created, which brings me to this blog post today. (Just kidding about the bond part..;)
What can leaders learn from Santa’s story? To learn about a person, you have to learn from their teams and their tasks.
Santa has been traveling the world every single year for “hundreds of years”. Same mission. Same mindset. He knows what role his responsibility plays, and he does it joyfully.
Santa understands the task is bigger than one person. He needs help, and direct delegation is a must for the bigger purpose of his mission. Whether elves, reindeer, or frosty for moral support, the team is the only thing that guarantees the win.
My favorite person in the Santa story is Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer. The one who everyone thought was worthless and weird, Santa turned into a helper, and then a hero.
Mr. Clause is quite the leadership profile. His existence to our culture has added seasonal spirits through the message of hope and love. Though this blog spotlights some thoughts about his figurative leadership, may we not forget what Santa does for Christmas, Jesus does for eternity.