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Merry Christmas from Madison, Hayden and Logan

One of the things that I love about this time of the year is receiving Christmas cards from friends and family that contain a letter with updates from their past year.

Karen and I have been saying that we should do this for years now without getting around to it, but I guess now that I’m blogging, I have no excuse.

2010 has certainly been an exciting (if tumultuous) period for us and I’m pleased to say that we have had a personally rewarding year.

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One of the greatest challenges that we are facing today is finding the right balance between work and home.

There are so many demands placed on leaders that finding this balance can be difficult, especially if it isn’t consciously managed.

In addition, we can seduce ourselves into thinking that more meetings, interstate travel and work-related events are more glamorous than the seemingly mundane life of changing nappies, loud and messy kids and a spouse who is demanding more from you.

However, we need to change this perspective.

David O. McKay helps us when he says, “No other success can compensate for failure in the home.”

I think that he’s right.

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