My philosophy of leadership is based on respect and leading by example. I believe you must respect the other members of your team. A leader must recognize that each individual brings his or her own special skills and abilities to an organization. A leader must provide the atmosphere for individuals to apply their talents toward accomplishing the goals of an organization. When a leader respects the individuals under his or her command, the leader will gain respect in return. This atmosphere of mutual respect will allow the team to function at its highest potential. I also try to lead by example.