Friday, February 01, 2008

Leading By Example

I am a big believer that those who follow a leader do so because of the example he or she sets not because of their words. The old saying, "I can't hear what you're saying because your actions are speaking too loudly" is true.

If you are able to lead by example, you will be able to take your team (which can also be your family) to a much higher level.

Brian Tracy backs this up in a recent article (click on this because it is worth reading):

One of the marks of excellent people is that they never compare themselves with others. They only compare themselves with themselves and with their past accomplishments and future potential. You can become an even more excellent person by constantly setting higher and higher standards for yourself and then by doing everything possible to live up to those standards. The more proficient you become at getting the results for which you were hired, the more opportunities you will have to get results through others. And your ability to put together a team and then to lead that team to high performance will enable you to accelerate your business and fulfill your goals faster than ever before.

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