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FrankCrum Co-President Shares 5 Ways Successful Bosses Lead by Example

by FrankCrum on March 15, 2017

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FrankCrum’s Co-President and FrankCrum Staffing President, Haley Crum, shared her thoughts with The Business Journals on the five ways successful bosses lead by example. 

Below is an excerpt of the article:

Leadership by example is often mentioned as an important business success factor, not only in the short term but also for its effect on the development of future leaders.

With that degree of potential impact at stake, it’s worth the time to take a look at what leading by example entails.

Here are five traits of successful leaders by example:

1. People like to follow leaders who roll up their sleeves and are willing to get in the trenches with them

They are more apt to follow these people than those who bark orders at them and are too removed from the fray.

But there’s a limit to how much time you should spend in the trenches — too much time there and you’ll get bogged down in the minutiae. When you’re in the weeds, everything is urgent and transactional, keeping you from your strategic role.

Read the whole article here: 5 Ways Successful Bosses Lead by Example


FrankCrum is a professional employer organization (PEO), founded in 1981 dedicated to helping business owners boost HR capabilities and broaden convenient services and benefits to employees. The origin of FrankCrum dates back to 1981, when Frank W. Crum, Jr. and his father, Frank Crum, Sr., founded the Great American Temporary Service. With a passion for helping small business owners succeed, the company has evolved and grown over several decades.