Somebody has to do the work of connecting people together.
Somebody has to do the work of making sure things go wrong less often.
Somebody has to keep the doors open and the show running.
And somebody has to make sure they’re showing up on the radars of new customers.
We can’t have one person do it all so we have to delegate the work.
The only thing is, is that not every organization is as organized as they wish to be.
And speaking from personal experience, family businesses are no exception. Just because you’re family doesn’t make it a great team.
A culture of good teamwork is hard to create.
However, just because it’s challenging doesn’t make it impossible. Even a family household or a flat with roommates requires teamwork for upkeep.
The person in charge doesn’t have to be the loudest, or hold the most seniority, or even have the most authoritarian-like qualities.
Because if you’re willing to make the work about somebody else, if you’re willing to use your emotional energy towards something bigger than just you, then you’re willing to lead.