lead from the front

lead from the front

To do the things or behave the way that one advises, dictates, or espouses. The country has such happy citizens because people in power lead from the front when they introduce new legislation, so everyone feels like they are on an equal playing field. You really ought to lead from the front if you're going to tell your employees not to incur excessive, unnecessary costs to the company.
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lead from the front

take an active role in what you are urging and directing others to do.
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lead from the ˈfront

take an active part in what you are telling or persuading others to do: If you want to succeed in this business, you need to lead from the front. We need people who can motivate their team to get the best possible results.
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LAHORE -- Former national team skipper Salim Malik expressed his concern over Pakistan's dismal performance in the ongoing Asia Cup, while identifying the balance of the playing XI is not good and urged Sarfraz Ahmed to lead from the front.
They didn't use to lead from the front. Leaders who lead from the front take responsibility of both success and failures," he said.
Corbyn has demonstrated that he can communicate with the public and lead from the front. Get behind him with vigour.
Chief coach Anil Kumble also praised Kohli after the series against the West Indies, saying that the batsman likes to lead from the front. " I have not seen anyone that professional in terms of looking after his fitness, his work ethic and in terms of his preparation.
England badly needed their captain to lead from the front, as they sought a foothold here following their 3-0 series defeat against Pakistan on their only previous visit.
"He might not be having the time of his life at Wigan, but he has been exceptional at his other clubs, and I told him to come here and lead from the front.
"To lead from the front myself was the way it should be done."
He said captain should lead from the front and should be positive and brave enough to take bold decision.
He must lead from the front to try to ensure requisite totals, in a taxing and alien environment.
Graeme McDowell is ready to lead from the front as he bids to help Europe beat the USA at Medinah Country Club.
His strength of character and man-management earned him plenty of respect, as did his ability to lead from the front.
ANDREW Strauss knows the best captains lead from the front, and it is time he did so again for England.
He said that "if Christianity is going to be taken seriously, it needs to get streetwise and start effing and blinding in an effort to lead from the front." And he told his flock in the Hereford village of Burghill to go forth and start swearing like troopers.
LIVERPOOL manager Rafael Benitez expects captain Steven Gerrard to lead from the front in their remaining matches.
And others will be lost before this is over because British officers lead from the front. Or at least the best ones do.