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Simon Says, "jump!"
April 12, 2013

How To Get People To Follow
Salt & Light Volume X, Issue 16 by D. Scott Prindle

"Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."
(1 Corinthians 11:1)

kids Lead By Example
Here in the Teton's we are just now seeing the leaf buds swell, birds nesting, and neighborhood kids out playing in the fields.

When we were kids we played a game called Simon Says. The idea was to get people to follow your lead only when you said "Simon Says"... like, "Simon says, jump", and everyone jumps. But if you just said "jump" and someone jumped, they were eliminated.

The way to really eliminate players quickly was to not only say "jump", but to physically jump. In other words, to do what you were saying. It's hard for people to NOT follow your lead.

For the next few weeks we will be sharing some Core Concepts for Success, starting with the concept of Leading By Example.

People Follow Your Lead
Other people will follow your example. You are the leader of your organization... from your family to your business. It is much easier to duplicate an action than a concept, so people will naturally copy what you do rather than do what you say.

"It is much easier to
duplicate an action
than a concept."

As a believer, you follow Christ's example. What better way to be certain that you are setting the right example for others!

You can confidently communicate by your actions what the Apostle Paul wrote, "Join with others in following my example, brothers, and take note of those who live according to the pattern we gave you". (Phillipians 3:17)

Next week we'll talk about attitude.

scott & laurie prindle

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