The effect of our leadership continues to go out like ripples on water through the people we have impacted. A ripple moves out from the center and the ripple effect is so much greater than the original impact formed. 

As a leader, every word you say, every email you write, your smile, your handshake, everything that you put into the universe has a ripple effect.

How about the fruit of the Spirit as the kind of ripples we want to be sending out. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Galatians 5:22-23 

Our leadership affects those around us and then their leadership becomes the next ripple. It’s always good to hear the principles that I have talked about come back to be from my summer leadership staff. 

I also suggest that each of the following attributes we exhibit and model will cause others to imitate them. Consider how being adaptable, approachable, attentive, caring, commitment, compassion, conscientious, considerate, courteous, empathy, energetic, enthusiasm, flexible, friendly, FUN, genuine, gentle, hard working, honest, integrity, kind, listener, loyal, nurtures relationships, patient, playful, positive attitude, punctual, reliable, respectful, responsible, self-disciplined, self-motivated, service-minded, supportive, teachable, team player, thoughtful, trustworthy & willing can affect the people you lead. 

I get excited when I think about the ripples of my influence as they have gone out of my view, but continue through people I have lead or mentored. 

Besides impacting performance, leaders serve as role models, impacting the attitudes, behavior, and organizational culture with almost every interaction they have with their peers and direct reports. Anita Bowness

Brothers, what we do in life… echoes in eternity. Maximus in Gladiator

What does your ripple effect say about you as a leader? 

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