The “law of replication” says that like begets like. This applies especially to leadership. Like it or not, you will replicate yourself. Your followers will adopt your behaviors, habits, and mannerisms.
Leading by Example
When the conversation turned to his status as the first American to hold the much-coveted WBC World Heavyweight Championship belt in eight years, no one would’ve batted an eye if Deontay Wilder attributed the achievement to his considerable skill and punching power. Instead, the former Olympic bronze medalist boxer explained, “When one guy is doing […]
Lieutenant Norman Dike froze in the face of fire. Dike led Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne, during the wintery attack on the Nazi-occupied town of Foy, part of the overall Battle of the Bulge during World War II. He was a replacement officer who’d allegedly been sent down from higher offices to receive some […]
Real leaders go first. They never ask others to do what they have not done or are unwilling to do themselves. They lead by example. Like the Apostle Paul, they are willing to say, “Follow me, as I follow Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1). Like Lt. Col. Moore, they are the first on the field and the last off.
When I was about three or four, I distinctly remember my Mom saying to me, “Mike, you don’t need to walk with a limp. … Regardless of her admonition, I still walked with a limp for another year or so, simply because I wanted to be like my dad.