How do we learn new things?
Is it by watching others? Is it by how we are brought up? Is it by the way we are treated? The answer is, "Yes," to all those questions.
Most leadership traits or qualities are caught not taught. If that's the case, we should be more cognizant of how we treat each other because people will learn things based on watching our actions and how we speak with others.
Check out this writing by an unknown author about how we learn what we live:
We Learn What We’ve Lived
If we lived with criticism, we learned to condemn.
If we lived with hostility, we learned to fight.
If we lived with ridicule, we learned to withdraw.
If we lived with shame, we learned to be guilty.
If we lived with tolerance, we learned to be patient.
If we lived with encouragement, we learned confidence.
If we lived with praise, we learned to appreciate.
If we lived with fairness, we learned justice.
If we lived with security, we learned to have faith.
If we lived with approval, we learned to like ourselves.
If we lived with acceptance and friendship, we learned to find love in the world.
Author & Motivational Speaker
Terry is a sought after speaker who believes in the power of a story to motivate, inspire, and help others lead their uncommon and extraordinary lives. By combining his eleven-year cancer journey with his diverse business, athletic coaching, and hostage negotiating expertise, he delivers compelling yet relatable presentations for conferences, on-line events, panels, meetings, and seminars.