Leaders need to know they’re being watched by their workers. If you’re a boss, you must model desired behavior for employees. Set the tone for excellence in everything. As a leader, you’re in the spotlight. People notice inconsistencies, unguarded moments, non-verbal expressions, how you cope under pressure.
Paul, the Apostle, said to his young student Timothy: “Set an example for others in speech, in life, in love, in faith, in purity.”
That’s it. Guard your speech. Bad comments spoken lightly could come back to haunt you. Live your life consistently. You’ve heard the phrase: “Actions speak so loudly I can’t hear what you say.” Live love. Yes, even in the workplace. Your team will appreciate that they’re loved by their boss.
Wayne Pederson (www.hcjbglobal.org)