lead by example


: to act in a way that shows others how to act
When it comes to hard work, she chooses to lead by example.

Examples of lead by example in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As Tackett matured at Many, Jess tried to coax out a more vocal leadership style, but his nephew preferred to lead by example. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2023 While dad can be quite demonstrative, son is still developing a louder voice to go with his ability to lead by example. Glae Thien, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Aug. 2023 The responsibility falls on leaders and managers who are willing to lead by example. Dede Henley, Forbes, 13 Aug. 2023 Biden should continue to lead by example and convince Democratic and Republican members of Congress and state and local officials to pledge to abide by these principles. Nina Jankowicz, Foreign Affairs, 19 Nov. 2020 Why students choose Fletcher Fletcher’s faculty lead by example. Foreign Affairs, 17 July 2023 Lead By Example Managers should lead by example by openly discussing mental health and well-being themselves. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Continue to lead by example, but also, talk to your son about your concerns. Annie Lane, Anchorage Daily News, 13 July 2023 Newton, for his part, did not lead by example—Pearce was his fourth wife, and there was no uncertainty about the paternity of Newton’s ten children. Jessica Winter, The New Yorker, 14 June 2023 See More

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“Lead by example.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lead%20by%20example. Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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