If leaders want people to try new things, they have to openly show that they are willing to do the same. – George Couros
Leaders model the behavior that they expect from those within the organization. The behavior of the leader is the driver for the culture. It isn’t what the leader says, blogs, or posts . . . it is what the leader does. “Do as I say, not as I do” is unacceptable and ineffective.
If a leader wants innovation, the leader must be innovative. If the leader utilizes “command and control” then those in the organization will lead using the modeled behavior.
Each of us is a leader . . . how do your actions model your expectations? Is your behavior aligned with you words?