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Wednesday 4 April 2012

Lead By Example

It's a beautiful story that shows how leadership can come from any level.  Title doesn't matter - what matters is commitment and follow-through.

It's such a simple, powerful, universal concept - do unto others as you would have them do unto you.  Not, do unto them solely that which is profitable to you, nor do unto them what fits within a prescribed mandate.  Real leadership must go further.

I know political leaders that have gone into campaign offices and folded flyers with volunteers.  I know MPPs who have served meals at food banks.  At the same time, I know people off the street who have gone out of their way to help a stranger or even done simple things like leave inspirational messages on the seats of Bixi bikes.  It's not about the credit - it's about doing the right thing simply because it needs to be done.

Lead by example.  There is no power greater than that.

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