Several months ago I saw the graphic below on Instagram and it spoke to me.
I wanted to write a post about it, but none of my words did it justice. So instead of insulting the artist with my opinions, I’ll just share the questions that the graphic raised up in me regarding true leadership:
- Do your coworkers and employees want to emulate your work habits?
- Can employees clearly hear your encouraging voice in the trenches while chaos surrounds them?
- Are your willing to put your money where your mouth is and fund the creativity you encourage?
- Can you get your hands dirty and teach, to ensure that no one goes without development?
Please feel free to create your own caption and share them with me in the comments!
“I can’t follow you if you’re behind me.” – Justin Harris, 2013