As a leader, if you want to cultivate a positive culture or behavior, you have to embody and show it… because any kind of culture or behavior naturally comes from the top down.  You have to be a model to your employees and colleagues. You have to be able to walk the walk.

There are two ways to embody your workplace culture or behavior: Passive Modeling and Active Modeling. Passive Modeling is when you’re setting yourself as an example; this can be conscious and unconscious. On the other hand, Active Modeling is when you engage people and actively guide them to let them see what you’re seeing, asking them questions like “Did you notice what I did there?”

Listen in as Dawn and Mark Shuler weigh in on Active and Passive Modeling and its applications.

Other episodes referenced: Forward Motion & Passionate about forward motion

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