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Emulating Good Behavior

March 17, 2010 Leave a comment

I’ve been lucky through my career and have had the opportunity to work with excellent managers. I’ve tried to emulate some of their behaviors and have developed my own. I have some bad habits, but mostly I try and understand point of view before taking action. I encourage the people I influence to do the same.

If you manage people, you have to think about how your actions will effect their future interactions with peers and direct reports. If they see you treat others with respect and consideration, they will do the same. If you hold yourself accountable for mistakes, it will tell teach them how to handle a crisis. As leaders we should all be aware of our actions and the lasting effects they have on others.

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