As Jim Kouzas and Barry Posner often say, “leadership is in the doing.” So whether the goal is to move your organization toward becoming more innovative, more customer-focused, or more profitable, getting to where you want to go must begin with you and every leader at every level.
To help build mastery of the Practice to Model the Way, commit to making it a daily habit to take steps that demonstrate to others that leaders go first:
- Talk with someone today about your values and beliefs
- Use the power of storytelling to send the right message about the values you want others to embrace
- Recognize, in a memorable way, a colleague who is living out the group’s shared values