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Leading by Example1Option 2 – Leading by ExampleCristina McLaurinColorado State UniversityACT350 – Intermediate Accounting 1Dara LevitchNovember 28th, 2021
Leading by Example2Leading my ExampleIn the article, Like It or Not, You are Always Leading by Example, written on October 5th,2016, and published by the Harvard Business Review, the author Michael Schrage claims that weare measuring leadership incorrectly. He believes that to promote development in leadership wemust share leading by example stories with other individuals. Schrage explains how we currentlymeasure leadership thru characteristics such as competence, creativity, and charisma. Yet theseexpected characteristics are ones that cannot be measured. In his article, the author suggests thatthe problem is that those attributes that are so much desired by leaders, entrepreneurs andinnovators when hiring, are the same traits that they lack in displaying. Do to this issue, theauthor explains the importance of leading by example, provides some instances on times when aleaders actions set the standards for others, as well as the positive outcomes of this approach.Importance of Leading by ExampleIn his article, Schrage explains how leading by example shows others what yourexpectations are and how realistic it is to achieve them. As he argues, leading by example canprove to be persuasive. He explains how leaders and executives whether they want it or not leadby example. If they are setting good examples, then this will be beneficial to the team. However,if they are setting bad examples, such as showing up to work late every day, then preaching

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