How can we lead by example, to make a lasting impression?The title of this thread itself may baffle a few people. In fact, leading by example, is possible in every place, in the office, at home and, in the wider society as well. We just need to practice what we preach, or better still, silently perform.
A Good Samaritan, in Coimbatore City, saw the pitiable condition of the poor who die on roads, and the family members not even having the bare minimum funeral expenses. He put in his own savings, mobilized support from a few friends, purchased a van for the purpose of keeping the dead body in the freezer, and then enlisted the support of college students, who would act as volunteers, not charging a single penny for their work.
Today, this voluntary work has brought him laurels, and he is being recognized even by the Government. In the same city, instead of sitting at home and being a peaceful homemaker, the wife of the promoter of a hugely successful company called Pricol, launched a huge drive to save water, promote rainwater harvesting and water reuse methods. Today, this organization called Siruthuli ( small drops) has created a revolution.
Once we set an example, in our own way, we would have won a great many friends. When MS Dhoni is always asked what makes his IPL team, the hugely successful CSK, click, he would always point out teamwork as the main reason. This simply implies that apart from the individual glory on any day, the team has to gell as a big unit.
We need to understand that we can also be leaders in our own ways. Like helping out our wives in our own little ways in household chores, telling good stories to children, helping them understand the good that happens around them and so on.
Can we all do such small little things, that will make others also chip in? Members may have a huge number of positive experiences to share in this regard.