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As a leader, you can expect everything you say and do to be under constant evaluation.

From the first few moments of his appearance as head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis I expressed humility through his demeanor as well as his words. After that first appearance, for instance, he waited and took the last bus back to the bishops’ lodgings instead of hopping into a waiting limo.

Followers want to please their leader, so any idea you offer will be taken as a request, or even an order. After you leave the room, resources will be marshaled to make it happen.

Lesson: Watch your body language and think things through before you say them.

— Adapted from Kiss Theory Good Bye, Bob Prosen, Gold Pen Publishing.

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