Because of the seat in which you sit, there are eyes upon you.

Lots of them.

What’s being watched?

What you say and how you say it.

The way you deal with conflict.

And unexpected challenge.

How you lead – back or front of the room?

The standards you set for yourself.

And others.

The messaging you send out (or don’t) when things are going well.

And when they’re not.

In essence, everything.

And that becomes an implicit model – and permission – for what leadership is.

And what it’s supposed to be.