I believe in action. Doing what you said you would do when you said you would do it. Practice what you preach. For I believe, how you talk should be how you act. Because you’re true self is portrayed by your actions and words under pressure. If you are acting out in truth, then when under pressure you won’t be exposed as a fraud.
Actions speak louder than words. Most people are visual learners, especially children. One must lead by example if they wish to be followed. A truly great leader need not make the best speeches, or the most promises, what determines a good leader is action. Do they take action when needed? It doesn’t necessarily have to be anything big or spectacular, but people see action taken and admire the person for it. People are inspired by speeches yes, but how much more inspired are they by action. Monkey see, monkey do. What people see done they are more likely to copy.
You also get to know people through their actions. Yes communication is very important in any relationship, but it’s easy to talk and especially on computers nowadays, conceal your true intent. You get to see how they function if you study their actions. It’s easy to disguise yourself behind cheep talk, but to keep up the act is hard, and impossible to do for too long. To see someone’s reaction under pressure that is where their true colors fly.
Everyone is so full of promises, many are broken. I have had my share of broken promises. Some made to me by others and some I made to others by me. Promises are words that can bring hope, but are only that. They rarely solve problems, just detain them. Once the promise is fulfilled it is tangible, true. The person is more trustworthy and respected, can be relied upon. Every leader no matter who will let you down sometime, there is no getting around the fact that we are all human. But what defines a leader is the willingness to apologize and act to make it better. To not give up, to not fall under the pressure but act accordingly. This is what I believe.