Lead by example
“You have to be brave with your life so that others can be brave with theirs.” ~ Katherine Center, The Gifts of Imperfection
“The leader sees things through the eyes of his followers. He puts himself in their shoes and helps them make their dreams come true. The leader does not say, “Get going!” Instead he says, “Let’s go!” and leads the way. He does not walk behind with a whip; he is out in front with a banner.” ~ Wilfred Peterson, The Art of Living
“You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.” ~ Oliver Goldsmith
“If I love myself I will express that love in my interactions with you, and then I am being impeccable with the word, because that action will produce a like reaction. If I love you, then you will love me. If I insult you, you will insult me. If I have gratitude for you , you will have gratitude for me. If I’m selfish with you, you will be selfish with me.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
“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
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