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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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