Chapter 1. MODEL THE WAY

Model the Way

To model effectively, leaders must be clear about their guiding principles and then speak clearly and distinctly about what they believe. They also forge agreement about a set of common principles and ideas that make the organization unique and distinctive.

But eloquent speeches about personal values are not enough. Leaders stand up for their beliefs. They practice what they preach. They show others by their own example that they live by the values that they profess. Leaders know that, while their position may give them authority, it is their behavior that earns them the respect of their constituents. It is the consistency of word and deed that builds a leader's credibility.


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