Have you ever discovered that an authority figure in your life doesn’t practice what they preach? Essentially they are saying to you, “do what I say, not what I do.” Maybe it is a teacher or a pastor. Or maybe even a close family member. Any way you look at it, it becomes really hard to respect that type of leader.
Eight years ago when I was in the Army I learned a valuable leadership lesson while serving in Afghanistan.
I went to the gym one evening because all the other guys were working out, so naturally I felt I had too as well. But, I had no clue what I was doing.