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Lead by example
“The greatest reflection of your priorities is your time. Whatever you say about what matters to you, the true test is where you place your time. So if you say your priorities are your partner or your kids or your family or your health, that statement will only be true if your calendar reflects it.” ~ Nick Crocker, Medium
Leadership is influence – nothing more and nothing less. If a person is able to influence another to take some course of action, they are a leader. Period. There are several different leadership styles or methods that a person may use in order to influence others and a case could be made in support of each one, but as a follower though, nothing makes it easier to follow a person than one who leads by example.
“Make it your business to draw out the best in others by being an exemplar yourself.” ~ Epictetus, The Art of Living
“Nothing so conclusively proves a man’s ability to lead others, as what he does from day to day to lead himself.” ~ Thomas J. Watson, Former Chairman of IBM
“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” ~ John F. Kennedy
“Be the change you want to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
“Never separate the life you live from the words you speak.” ~ U.S. Senator Paul Wellstone
“Nothing speaks like results. If you want to build the kind of credibility that connects with people, then deliver results before you deliver a message. Get out and do what you advise others to do. Communicate from experience.” ~ John C. Maxwell
“I have a perfect horror of words that are not backed up by deeds.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
“There are good men and bad men of all nationalities, creeds and colors; and if this world of ours is ever to become what we hope some day it may become, it must be by the general recognition that the man’s heart and soul, the man’s worth and actions, determine his standing.” ~ Theodore Roosevelt
“What you are speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you are saying.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The three most important ways to lead people are:… by example… by example… by example.” ~ Albert Schweitzer
“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others, it is the only means.” ~ Albert Einstein
“If you would lift me up you must be on higher ground.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson