“Orders come from customers, not from leaders.”Joyce Rachelle
Leading by example, sounds like a stereotype, but reality tells us that it neither just comes naturally nor is the advice followed universally. It demands some self-discipline and awareness from the leader to always recall actively “what behavior would I expect from my leader in the same situation?” It also demands a high degree of consciousness of what impact the example that I am setting as a leader could have on others. However, consciousness can be trained and become second nature. It will come with the double reward of having a positive impact on the team’s productivity as well as with the satisfying feeling of being consistent and plausible.
- How well do you walk your talk?
- What are two things you can do today to increase your self-awareness?
- How willing are you to change, learn, and grow as a leader?