Tip of the Day

Setting the Example

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.”
                        -- Albert Einstein

In what ways do you influence your employees regarding:
•    Personal conduct
•    Integrity
•    Productivity
•    Common decency
•    Service to others
•    Attitude towards customers/guests/members, the operation, and your job
•    Quality
•    Teamwork
•    Taking responsibility and initiative
•    Solving problems instead of complaining
•    Watching the pennies of the business
•    Caring for the enterprise’s furniture, fixtures, and equipment
•    Good organization and efficiency
•    Cleanliness and order
•    Safety and security
•    Consistently doing the right things
•    Sharing praise and shouldering blame
•    Being a “stand up” person
•    Looking out for others

Don’t expect your employees to be the kind of person you aren’t or do the things you don’t.  Your work team is a reflection of you.  If it’s not performing well, you have no one to blame but yourself.