Believe it or not… we’re all leaders!
In all walks of life, whether we are parents, teachers, friends, family members, teammates, or work associates… there is some aspect of our lives that places us in a leadership role.
The truth is… being in a position of leadership is a wonderful experience, because you have the opportunity to influence someone else’s journey through life.
What’s disappointing is that many of us are in a position of leadership… and don’t even know it. What’s more disappointing is that many of us are in a position of leadership… while sending out the wrong message.
Now since we are all leaders, the question is…
ARE YOU LEADING BY WORDS… OR EXAMPLES?
This is not about simple ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ messages. That is self-explanatory.
This is about leading by ‘Word of Mouth’… or leading by ‘Your Actions!”
Growing up… we all knew someone who would tell us what we ‘should be’ doing, what we ‘outta be’ doing, and what we ‘need to be’ doing. That person could have had good intentions, but the problem was… that person telling us everything we needed to be doing… never did a thing.
Now this person may have meant well, however, being in a leadership position, that person was merely leading by words… therefore the influence was not that effective! But what if that person had accomplished everything he/she was telling you to do? Would that give the person more validation and credibility?
I understand that people who lead only by words mean well, but ask yourself this question.
IF YOU’RE ATTEMPTING TO INFLUENCE SOMEONE,
DO YOU WANT TO ‘MEAN WELL’… OR DO YOU WANT TO BE ‘EFFECTIVE?’
Ever notice why the majority of people’s mentors, heroes, and idols… are people they’ve never met? It’s because people are inclined to follow people who are productive, successful, and accomplished. In other words… people who lead by example!
Words are great… but the greatest leaders accomplish more than the words they speak.
So if you find yourself leading by words… make sure your words are backed-up by more action!
BECAUSE WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT…
YOU’RE GOING TO INFLUENCE SOMEONE TODAY!