3 essentials for becoming an inspiring leader

To gain the respect and trust of your peers, you must consistently exhibit character, competence and courage.

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How to lead by example

Once upon a time, leadership was all about management.

Management, in turn, has been all about titles, stability and positional authority.

Leadership is different—it’s about influence, adaptability and moral authority. Managers are given responsibility; leaders earn respect.

Moral authority is a sort of social heft, a sense of wisdom and experience that encourages other people to put their trust in you. A leader with moral authority consistently demonstrates character, courage and competence.

Here’s what that looks like:

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