Well, are you? The short answer, especially if you’re a leader or even just someone in a leadership position, is yes.
Your people watch you. No one is born with an innate knowledge of what it takes to succeed so they must learn it. They learn some of it by listening, some by reading, but mostly they learn from watching. If you are their leader or the person who is above them in a leadership position then it’s you they are watching.
You are absolutely a role model. The only question is do you model behavior that leads to success or do you model behavior that leads to something else.
You can tell your people what to do and they may do it. You can show them and they will likely do it, you can tell them and show them and if what you said matches what you do…
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