Lead by Example

When you see leadership quotes and inspirational sayings, do they make you pause for a moment to think, or do you pass on by? Do you think about who is making these statements and if there are any truths to back them up?

Lead by example is something I think we have all heard for decades. I know I was told this over and over, it seems. I believe I have even said these words many times in many different places.

“The phrase lead by example was derived from the famous quote by Albert Schweitzer. His original quote was -“The three most important ways to lead people are: by example… by example… by example… ” A leader always inspires the world to move in the right direction.” Many others have attached different words, phrases, and expressions to get this point across.

What leadership quote or inspirational saying is one of your favorites? Maybe you have one of your own you want to share? One of my former bosses had two favorite letters he liked to hear. O and K, he would ask you to do something, and your response should include his favorite letters. Thank you, Mr. Denman, for your humor!

Published by Brenda Yoho

Christian,Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aspiring Author, Motivator, Survivor, Leader, Coach, Mentor and a service agent living a life of purpose. Started my career in education as a teaching assistant, moved into the teaching role, followed by administration serving as Assistant Principal, Principal and Director of Educational Support Programs. Over my more than two decades of educational experience I have served as the Illinois Principals Association Illini Region Director and most recently as a mentor/coach for principals. In addition, I have presented at their conferences over the years. In my final years in administration I served also as the Illinois Association of Title Directors Vice President and Treasurer. I am a survivor of an indirect hit of lightning and an almost fatal accident with a semi truck that hit the car I was traveling in with my family. My daughter, granddaughter and close friend survived as well! My injuries were the most significant leaving lifelong damages.

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