leading by example

"Being an example is the primary way we lead... Leadership is always about encouraging people to do what I do, and not simply to hear and do what I say. This is why godly character is essential: it demonstrates where the real authority lies. The task of a leader is to teach the word of God. That word is to be applied in the first instance to my own life, and I am to live under it and be shaped by it. That way, people will see that it is Christ, not me, who rules His church!"

Steve Timmis, Gospel Centered Leadership