Walking the Talk - are you leading by example?


When it comes to the culture of an organisation and the performance of the people within it, the tone for both those things is set by the leadership.

You need to lead by example and demonstrate the behaviour you also expect from your team.

Everything you do – from how and when you show up, to how you communicate, needs to be consistent with the standards you expect from staff.

Messaging about culture comes from the top

I often see leaders whose behaviour isn’t aligned with what they’re asking their team to do.

‘Do as I say, but not as I do’ is definitely not the way to go, if you want the respect of your staff and a healthy culture in your business/organisation.

Staff will take their lead from you, so show them how you want things done and ‘walk the talk.’

See my video for more thoughts on this.