Leadership: Being A Role Model

If you are a leader, people will take the lead from you.  One way of giving people a clear lead is to be a role model.  A leader who is a role model sets the tone for the whole organisation.  If they are someone who:

  • Treats people badly
  • Bullies
  • Throws their weight around
  • Does not listen
  • Does not take responsibility

Guess what happens.  Everyone follows this lead and thinks this is is the norm.

On the other hand if the leader:

  • Sets and follows standards
  • Behaves professionally
  • Listens to and uses the contributions of others
  • Treats others with respect and dignity

Guess what- others follow the lead of the role model.

So the big question to ask yourself is what do you want to have a reputation for?

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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