Exodus 20:15 (NIV)
"You shall not steal."
Exodus 20:15 (NIV)
"Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you."
-Exodus 20:12 (NIV)
"You shall not murder."
Exodus 20:13 (NIV)
When you have days or weekends where you gain an extra hour like this weekend, make it count. Find a way to show those people you love the most how much you love them by adding an extra hour with them and enjoying them. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Explain the why
Make sure you explain the why. When you roll out a game plan, take the time to explain the "why" first. Once people people understand the why, delivering any message makes more sense and will gather more buy-in. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
What are your L core values? What do you stand for? People choose to be friends with people who have similar values. So look around and see who you have as friends. Do they reflect your core values or do you reflect their's? Do they bring you up or do they bring you down? Do you bring them up or do you bring them down? Take time to assess your core values and make any necessary changes that you see fit. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Do you know what you stand for regarding politics? Do you think you are a liberal or conservative? Knowing where you stand on issues helps you understand how to position yourself during conversation. Take time to figure out what you believe in and what you want to be able to explain to someone else And ultimately the reason that you believe the way you do. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Brand your name. Market yourself for what you stand for, not necessarily what you do. If you want to stand for a specific purpose, it is it more about marketing yourself than about what you know about the industry or about being a leader. The fact that many people leave managers is true, although not always,. So make sure that you brand yourself properly, based on what you stand for. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
Get ahead and stay ahead
Take time to get ahead and stay ahead. Find a way to get ahead at work, instead of what most people do...they get behind and then try to catch up. When you get ahead, it may require you to work extra hours, evenings, or maybe a weekend, but it's such a great feeling to know that you have accomplished what you set your mind to do. Putting initial time now is worth it later so get ahead and stay ahead. After all, it's the right thing to do and it models the way for others.
"Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do. 15 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day"
"Modeling the Way" Blog
Mark A. Watkins is a Region Sales Manager in the Midwest with Rollins, Inc. and strives to Model the Way as a Sales Leader, Teacher, Visionary, Innovator, Problem Solver, Coach and Mentor.