Practicing What You Preach

Many managers, including you, may have demanded for change and continuous improvement in your workforce.  However, your employees have complained that your actions do not match what you intend to say.  If you want change, of course you have to be part of that change as well.

Behave how you want to see from other

Before even announcing to your employees that they should wear their company ID at all times, wear yours throughout the day.  Seeing how the managers perform the actions and behaviors you are requesting from your employees, they themselves would not hesitate to participate in this change.

Act like a part of the team, not always as the head of it

Sometimes, managers should get down and dirty with his employees by performing actual work instead of just supervising them.  People would appreciate how knowledgeable you are about the effort needed to get work done. 

Help people achieve their goals that are important to them

Also, you need to achieve goals you deem important.  Establish a lesson in your workplace that good things happen with great effort and work.

Be committed to your organization’s big goal

Aside from making money, your company surely has other goals in mind such as becoming the industry leader, create the best possible working conditions for your employees among others.  Show your employees that taking part in fulfilling these big goals can do wonders to your organization.

Ask superiors to police themselves

Senior managers must provide feedback to each other on whether they are practicing what they are preaching.  Do not let second level managers and other employees to point out their inconsistencies.  As leaders, they themselves should know when they are at fault.

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