Lou Ludwig Success Tips: Lead by Example

Lead by Example

Lead by Example

“Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously

imitate which please to the character we most admire.”

Christian Nevell Bovee 1820 – 1904 American Author, Lawyer     



As I see it . . . . . . .

Lead by example


As children we follow the example of our parents.


Children will emulate the behavior of their parents . . . . in their daily relationships and actions. When you meet polite child you will find . . . . that their parents are polite as well.


The children will mirror the parents in many things . . . . like the type of food they eat . . . . their choice of ice cream . . . . the types of TV shows they watch. If the parents read to the children when they’re young they will grow up to become a reader.


When parents nurturers and encourages their children . . . . and finds the time to spend quality time with them. As an adult they will have a stronger family bond . . . . and become nurturing parents.


As a parent we have a powerful influence on our children. They will follow your examples into adulthood . . . . and mirror your behavior as an adult.


We can tell children what to do . . . . and as they get older they tend to listen far less. Children are far more likely to follow the example of their parents.


Lead by example . . . . and leave your footprint in the sands that your child will want to follow in.


©2016 Lou Ludwig Success Tips, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author

Comment balloon 8 commentsLou Ludwig • August 30 2016 02:46PM


So true and critical for all Parents to keep in mind. Our Children are the future, and it is up to us to help make sure they are instilled with goodwill, and taught positive qualities. It is up to us as the Adults to set an example and to keep that in mind everyday. Great Post, Lou Ludwig. 

It is important to set example for all Children. Your own, your nieces, nephews etc..

Posted by Tamra Lee Ulmer, FORCE~NRBA ~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD! (Arizona Resource Realty) over 2 years ago

Lou, not that I consider my teammates as children, but the same principles apply to professional leadership as well.  The best lesson is the one that people see you doing ... not necessarily the ones about which you speak!  Thanks for the insight ...

Posted by Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton, The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Stockton (The Nines Team At Keller Williams) over 2 years ago

So true Lou Ludwig - More is Caught than taught...!!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Keller Williams of Central PA) over 2 years ago

Lou Ludwig Funny that as I do 'lead by example' my other personas seem to get confused and don't follow me! As always; a great post from you, Thanks!

Posted by Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance (HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc.) over 2 years ago

These are very true words. I tried to do that with my daughter, and for the most part, it worked out very well. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 2 years ago

I have managed several places I worked at and I never asked anyone to do anyting I would not do myself,.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 2 years ago

A better legacy can not be left behind than that of your children doing the right things.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 over 2 years ago

I love your quote selection. Thanks for sharing this message.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago