Leading by Example in Leadership: Why Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Not only is your team listening to you.
They are watching every move you make.
Have you said:
“You’re empowered to take full ownership of this initiative”
Only to insert yourself and take over that very same initiative
“Take your vacation time, you need to recharge”
But then don’t do that yourself?
“Don’t work on the weekends”
Only to be sending email after email on the weekends?
This list can go on…
It’s not enough to say the “right” things.
Your actions must align.
By not aligning what you say with what you do
You leave your employees confused about what your expectations really are.
If you want your team to succeed
Your speaking and actions must align.
They will be following your lead.