From politicians to employers to heads of households – every one of us has a basic understanding of what an example of leadership truly is.
For many of us however, I think we have the wrong impression.
When we think of someone being the “leader” we often think of descriptive words like dominance, control, power and sometimes even fear.
But a true, effective leader comprises much more than that, and Jim Rohn sums it up best.
“The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”
Sadly we won’t stumble upon many such individuals who understand this balance as we make our journey through life. Many will try and even more will fail to be the kind of leader this world needs in order to inspire humanity in a positive way. An example of leadership is how you lead.
For if “people” aren’t doing what you want them to do, NEVER forget what Albert Schweitzer once said: “Example is leadership.”