Managers want to see the best from their teams and typically mandate a set of criteria and expectations employees must meet. At times, of course, managers may be frustrated by the habits, behaviors, attitudes, and work products of their staff members. But one of the biggest mistakes managers make across all industries is failing to set a good example for meeting their rigorous expectations.
As a manger, ask yourself, “Am I leading by example?”
Leading by Example
First, let’s think about what this really means. Leading by example doesn’t mean doing all the specific tasks you ask employees to do.