It was actually quite interesting because I didn’t recognize the name as someone who had left a comment on any of my posts.
But that got me thinking on how leaders can have an affect on those around him, or her, and not even realize it.
That is why we have to be careful – not that we are going to be perfect – to display a character that is above reproach.
You’ve probably heard the saying that character is what you are, reputation is what people think you are.
The experience reminded that people are watching very closely our every move. Especially when we profess to be one thing or another.
Many times people are watching closely not because they are looking for you to fail, but because they truly admire you and wish you only the best. In either case, people are watching and we must have high integrity.
The experience reminded me of several things about leaders:
1. People will watch your actions.
2. People will listen to what you say.
3. People will watch your interactions and relationships.
So be a leader of high integrity and character. Be in public what you are in private. This is the only true way that you will have a positive influence on others, and it’s a hallmark of great leadership.
How are other ways you are leading and don’t even realize it?