This is a reprint of a blog by my BFF Melanie Crowe, an incredible leader that has made a very positive impact on my life. It is very insightful so I thought it was worth repeating…Enjoy
The best example of leadership is leadership by example.
For over eight years, I have always heard this quote. I totally agree with it that if you are a leader, you must lead your team by example.
In my business, if I want my team to build their businesses, I cannot just ask them to do the tasks or just tell them. I must also do the same business building tasks for my personal business and show them how to build their business.
I have to lead by example by building my own business and partnering with those that are showing me they are committed to building theirs as well. Through that, new leaders will rise and lead their teams.
A true leader is not a dictator or a boss. A true leader is encouraging, uplifting, positive, able to give constructive criticism when asked, and also able to keep moving forward and not getting sidelined.
Is a leader a motivator? Only to a certain extent. A leader can motivate to a point by offering encouragement and having belief in the team before the team has that belief. But motivation comes from within. No one can be a true business builder if they don’t have motivation inside themselves that will keep them going when the going gets tough.
As you build your business or decide to build a business, know what it takes to move your business forward and do it. Lead by example, not by words