A short video that asks whether you are having a small effect on peoples’ lives without even knowing it. Leaders can have these positive and negative effects, often without being aware that they are doing it. As Patton, said, you are always on parade. Not only does this mean you are always an example and role model, but your followers will always be influenced by what you do. No matter how small.
- Do you appreciate the small things you do that effect your followers? Think about the best and worst leader you’ve worked with. Did they appreciate the affect they had on you?
- In combat, do we have time to care about this kind of thing? If so, how about in peace time? Why should the two be different or the same?
- If the Leadership Code tells us we need to lead by an example (and be an appropriate role model), is this an example? Or does it fit with ‘apply reward and discipline’.