Leading by Example

As a parent, I have always understood the importance of 'leading by example' with my children. After all, there is nothing worse than that awkward moment when your child witnesses you betraying your own words and standards and admonishes you for it. As most people know, kids have an innate ability to sniff out hypocrisy and tend to become angry with a sense of injustice for the suspect adults contradictory behavior. But, as children become adults, sometimes that strong principle of "lead by example" gets thrown by the wayside in favor of opportunity and expediency and is replaced with the principle of 'do as I say, not as I do.' No better example of this hypocrisy can be found than in Hollywood. We see it on a daily basis in movies and television programming. But the Hollywood "do as I say not as I do" hypocrisy reaches epic proportions every four years during the presidential election as many A-list actors and actresses become professional activists and lobbyists lending their fame...(Read Full Article)