Article

Preston Vander Ven
Preston Vander Ven 26 May 2016

Setting the Example

The most persuasive leadership skill is the personal example of a leader. A good leader sets a positive example in these ways....

The most persuasive leadership skill is the personal example of a leader. A good leader sets a positive example in these ways.

  • Keeping a positive attitude 
    A positive attitude is vital as an example to other group members. The leader’s personal frustration or discouragement should never be shown be apparent. Failure should be considered a potential learning experience. Enthusiasm is very contagious.
     
  • Following Instructions  
    Just cause your the leader doesn’t mean your always in charge. Following instructions, obeying the law, and carrying out tasks in the recommended manner points out that rules and procedures are important.  Your actions are always being watched.
     
  • Trying Hard  
    A Leader must work as hard as – if not harder than – any member of the group.  Leadership by direction in NOT as effective as leadership by example
     
  • Showing Initiative
    A good leader must do what has to be done without waiting to be told or forced to act.  Yet, an effective leader still respects the good suggestions of the group and encourages each of them to show initiative.
     
  • Knowing the job
    Generally, a leader should have a mastery of the skills to be used.  If not, the leader must apply the resources of the group toward accomplishing the task at hand.
     
  • Acting with maturity
    An effecting leader shows good judgment. The group members see that the person’s personal behavior is directed toward accomplishing the task.

Role models and Mentors are important in life. We often will copy the actions and behaviors of leaders we like or admire. This goes mostly with our youth.  Yet, most people, maybe without realizing it, will literally walk, talk, and act as the example set by their mentor.  Sometimes the only person someone may have to follow is a star on a Sitcom.

Setting-Example

 

Share this post and help spread the love!

Please login or register to add a comment.

Contribute Now!

Loving our articles? Do you have an insightful post that you want to shout about? Well, you've come to the right place! We are always looking for fresh Doughnuts to be a part of our community.

Popular Articles

See all
Digital Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing: Which One Is Better?

Digital Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing: Which One Is Better?

What's the difference between digital marketing and traditional marketing, and why does it matter? The answers may surprise you.

Julie Cave
Julie Cave 14 July 2016
Read more
4 Important Digital Marketing Channels You Should Know About

4 Important Digital Marketing Channels You Should Know About

It goes without saying that a company can't do without digital marketing in today's world.

Digital Doughnut Contributor
Digital Doughnut Contributor 5 November 2014
Read more
These 5 Changes Are Coming For Your Site in 2018. Are You Ready?

These 5 Changes Are Coming For Your Site in 2018. Are You Ready?

Let's face it, the Internet is ever-changing. Some changes you can’t predict: at the start of 2011, no one realized that responsive would practically be a requirement by the end of the year. But some changes are known and scheduled. Let’s look at some of the biggest changes that may affect the way your company communicates through digital channels.

Mike Norman
Mike Norman 13 October 2017
Read more
Are virtual reality and augmented reality the next step for CMS?

Are virtual reality and augmented reality the next step for CMS?

In a fitting conclusion to a year many hailed as the “year of virtual reality” (VR), in December 2016, WordPress made it possible for users to create and publish VR content on any WordPress site. The change meant that users could publish 360-degree photos on their sites, and regular photos and panoramas could be viewed in VR.

Leonie Mercedes
Leonie Mercedes 16 October 2017
Read more
Collection Of The Best Email Testing Tools Online

Collection Of The Best Email Testing Tools Online

Don’t be afraid of email testing. There are many free or freemium tools online that can help you with testing your SPAM score, deliverability and even the rendering of your email. We feature 30 email testing tools in this article. Check out the complete list!

Roland Pokornyik
Roland Pokornyik 31 October 2016
Read more