Lead By Example
As a manager, your every move, from the way you dress to
how you conduct yourself at company parties, will be scrutinized--and
imitated--by your employees. After all, youre what many
lower level employees aspire to be, at least in terms of position
Dont be surprised if your formerly prompt workers start
arriving late to weekly staff meetings if you have trouble
making it there on time. And if you send memos containing
grammatical and spelling errors, expect the same of your employees.
The reverse, however, holds true as well. If you expect superior
work quality and professionalism from your staff, the surest
way to guarantee it is to demonstrate it yourself.
By the same token, if your workers are performing below expectations,
take a long, hard look at yourself and see where you might
be serving as a poor role model. Its difficult to criticize
your staff when youre responsible for setting the example
that they will follow.