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Leaders: Your Actions are Powerful

Don't abuse that power

In my new book with Mark Babbitt, Good Comes First, there's one critical thing we’ve learned over the years: Leaders do not clearly understand the personal impact they have on their company’s culture and workplace respect.

Your actions and decisions deeply affect how your company operates. Align your behaviors with defined “corporate values” and people will see you as a shepherd of all that is good. But if your actions run counter to their stated values, the impact can be profoundly damaging.

Every personality comes with admirable traits and its own set of challenges. But if a leader consistently displays desirable behaviors, employees will emulate those traits. Over time, the demonstration of those positive behaviors will reinforce the desired company culture.

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