If you support our national security issues, you may love and appreciate the United States of America, our Constitution with its’ freedoms, and our American flag.
If you support and practice our fiscal issues, you may value worldly possessions.
If you support and value our social issues, you may love Judeo-Christian values.
If you support and practice all these values, that is all good; an insignia of “Wisdom” . - Oscar Y. Harward
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Saturday, November 29, 2008
Success in life does require legal, moral, and ethical responsibilities! It also makes a "true good heart" work so much easier on (y)our conscience. All these issues are described and taught in Judeo-Christian teachings. (Y)our schools of teaching/learning are found in (y)our community House of Worship.
Today's Topic: Set the Example…And the ToneLEADING BY EXAMPLE.
It’s both a management responsibility and a moral obligation. And, it’s the most powerful tool in your leadership toolbox.
You have a strong influence on the thoughts and behaviors of your employees – probably much stronger than you think. Regardless of what appears on job descriptions or in employee handbooks, your behavior is the real performance standard that team members will follow. They’ll rightfully assume that it’s okay and appropriate to do whatever you do. Why wouldn’t they? So it’s critical that you set the proper example and desired tone…that you model the performance and behavior you expect from others. Do otherwise, and you’re a hypocrite. Ouch!
There’s no rocket science here – it’s pretty simple stuff. Just pretend that everyone on your team is from Missouri (“The SHOW ME State”). From conduct to commitment…attendance to attitude…respect to responsibility…work ethic to ethics at work – SHOW your people what you want them to do. Let employees know that, in order to be successful, all they have to do is play a game. The name of that game is… “FOLLOW THE LEADER!”