Leaders as Teachers

By Greenstein Rogoff Olsen & Co., LLP
Updated: 11/13/2012

In life we encounter many different people. Some leave lasting impressions that make us want to be better and to improve. These mentors teach us through their example. They lead not for fame and glory, but because they want to make a difference in the lives of those whom they come in contact with.

True leaders live the principles that they teach and thus teach those around them through example.

In a business setting, the same is true. Those whom we tend to follow teach us to be diligent in our work habits. Leadership abilities are exercised through their, sometimes, quiet examples. These individuals accept accountability for their actions and are problem solvers, not problem starters. They are dependent and trusted in the tasks that they are given. Co-workers respect their positive attitudes and look to them for stability.

The true leader’s motives are not for “lights, camera and action”, but rather to improve a business as a whole. They work hard, not for their own fame, but for others. These true leaders are also truly teachers.

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