Four reasons why leading by example is rubbish

evening photo of Pacific Coast Highway heading north
most paths are laid out well, heavily traveled, and always lead to the same place


Four reasons why leading by example is rubbish:

  1. because most leaders are too afraid to take calculated risks
  2. because most leaders are really only in it for the money, status, power
  3. because an example isn’t always a good thing
  4. (the paradox of #3) because a great example is the only way to teach

In order to do #4, we must undo #1-3. Break the mold. Be bold in your dreams and methodical in your execution. Be prepared for your journey to take decades, if not a lifetime.

Okay, I get that no one wants to hear advice like that.

That’s part of being a leader though, isn’t it?

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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.