Walking the Talk

I hadn’t planned on posting today.  But, as I posted the link below on my social network, I began to really think of how much my friend’s daily thought really impacts our ability to be good leaders.

Back in November I began receiving a daily email from an old friend.  He retired from the executive ranks of a major corporation.  I always enjoyed his great insights on business management and leadership when we would meet for lunch to catch up.  Now I was able to enjoy them daily.  I asked him if he had a blog where I could send others to read his wisdom.  He quickly got one started and sent me the link entitled Good Advice.

Today’s posting struck a chord with me because it was about how your actions and words must be one in the same.  WOW, is this true in leadership or what?

How many times have you heard a business owner say “I can’t get my employees to do what I asked them to do?”  Only to find that they, as owners, don’t do what they say they will do.  Why would a person expect others to do something that they are not willing to do themselves, or to follow directions from someone that does follow their own direction?

Leadership is all about setting the example.  You’ve got to walk the talk!

When you see your employees not behaving in an appropriate manner or in the manner you want them, take a good hard look in the mirror.  You may find that they are behaving just like the boss!

Have you ever had an ahha moment like this?  I know I have.  Share it with our reader and let us know what happened after you started to walk the talk!

 

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