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  • Writer's pictureDel Chatterson

Lead by example

Lead by example

Show the way and how to behave getting there

Leadership means more than showing the way to achieve your goals and improve group performance. It requires demonstrating your guiding principles on dealing with challenges and working with colleagues, associates, suppliers and customers.

People follow your example more than they will be persuaded by powerful rhetoric. Leadership by command and control may still work, but not as well.

Leading by example means more than "Look at me, I'm rich and famous. You can be too." Yes, bullying and self-promotion may get you there, even get you elected to President of the most powerful and influential country in the world. But you will not remain in charge for long. People will resist. You will never receive the respect and have the influence that you seek.

Better to demonstrate higher principles of respect for others, good character and high moral standards, compassion and consideration for those who struggle to obtain what you already enjoy.

Leadership that sets those examples will generate loyal, long-term followers that we can all be proud of.

Be better. Do better.

Your Uncle Ralph, Del Chatterson

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