With Labor Day now in our rear view window, I thought it would be a good time to send out another post in my series of Leadership. Traditionally we think of CEOs and other senior execs when we think of leadership – I believe that leadership can emanate from anyone in an organization that showcases leading by example. Years ago when I was a Retailer (okay, three decades ago), we had a great Warehouse Manager names Matt Malinowski. He had a tough job, coordinating deliveries of inventory to 30 stores out of a much too small central warehouse. Matt had a crew of relatively low paid individuals and a management team that was developing ads and promotions often at the last minute, necessitating constant changes in the delivery schedule. Matt was the sort to never complain; instead his attitude was one of getting it done, with the people and resources that he had. Matt was always an advocate for his people, knowing who should get praise and who needed a raise. And he always was the first one to help with unloading or loading of a truck – he led by example. Great leadership, exemplified by consistent excellence and leading by example. A good model for all of us to follow, no matter what our title or position.