Be a source of inspiration.
We all have a role in our life. Many roles. A son, a daughter, parents, or a CEO — whatever the role is, we apply a certain characteristic to it.
I once worked for a gentleman who was notorious for bullying his staff. While his professional life was disastrous because of that, I also found that he was a kind, generous father for his daughter. Although I haven’t met him for years and don’t want to see him any more, I am still wondering how he would be if he applies his characteristic as a father to the relationship with his subordinates.
As long as we are going to become someone anyway, be a source of inspiration and encouragement. Not a source of annoyance or resentment. The consequences of being someone’s pain in the neck can be fatal.