Your behaviour as a leader communicates more to the people around you than any of your formal communications. Your behaviour provides the stories that people tell about you.
And these stories travel fast!
Notice the stories you hear, and perhaps repeat, about your boss and other senior people.
What stories do people say about you, especially when your back is turned?
What sort of stories would you prefer they told?
How do you need to change your behaviour to generate stories that you would be proud of?
Here are a couple of tips about stories, and two stories you can use, one about fish, and one about lilies.
My best wishes, Paul
By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Consultant on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of bestsellers “Capability at Work: How to Solve the Performance Puzzle”
and “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times“
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