This recent opinion in the Sun newspaper actually was looking at all kinds of leaders (including political) who do not practise what they preach. It was edited to look as it does now, you can read more here.
According to an article in LinkedIn by Rick Bonilla, leadership by example is important because “(l)eadership is the act of setting the right example for those who follow. Leadership is about actively demonstrating your belief, not just talking about it. People who say one thing but do another eventually lose credibility.”
As a child, this was an interesting concept.
From then on, I used to note how many times leaders (including my parents!) practised this.Daniel Chandranayagam
What do you think? Are we leading by example? Are our leaders? Tell me in the comments below!