What is leadership? I believe in leading by example. As a CEO, I never expect anyone to work harder than I am willing to work myself.
Leadership allows us to shine a spotlight on something we believe in and invite others to care about it, too. It isn’t about imposing our will upon others, but creating an environment in which all opinions are valued. I respect and trust other people, and I believe whatever influence I have earned comes from other people respecting and trusting me.
I believe we are all leaders – in our homes, our workplaces, our communities, our countries. In order to achieve whatever goals we set, we all must find in ourselves and in others respect, trust and a willingness to work hard.