A shrimper stops his truck one morning to pick up a teen for a few days on the job. The man pitches in to help strangers and c0-workers while the teen looks on or stares at his smartphone. Did he absorb the message his would-be mentor was trying to convey?
"Start with Why" by Simon Sinek - BookReviewed by TLP Cohort #5 Member
This book outlines the approaches of different individuals and companies and the environments that they create that lead them to success and in some cases to failure.
Understanding and knowing why you do what you do can no only continually inspire you but those around you as well. While this may seem simple, this book outlines the successes of some who constantly remembered why they were doing what they do. Continuing to be inspired and maintaining "why," whether as an individual or a large company, can make all the difference for success.
Start with Whyis a recommendable book. With a background in marketing, Sinek brings references to marketing technique along with examples of businesses that have succeeded and those that have failed. Sinek discusses his personal failures and how they have led him to discover his concept and inspire his movement. This book and Simon Sinek's concept may have you thinking about your "WHY."
"Being a Public Works Role Model" a T2 Center Supervisor's Signpost
A role model is someone who serves as an example. They exemplify professional behavior and image. They recognize that what they say and do is imitated by others.
There are a number of different ways that managers can set the right example for their employees:
Treat your employees with respect. Tell them you appreciate their efforts and hard work.
Provide honest and descriptive feedback to help your employees improve or sustain their performance; encourage feedback from them as well.
Keep commitments. Never promise to do something that you cannot deliver.
Never ask someone to do something you wouldn't do.
If you make a mistake, own up to it. Don't cover up the mistake or blame others.
Be mindful of how you respond to change. Create an outlet for employees to voice their concerns rather than participating in unconstructive gossip.
Follow the rules. Rules and policies are important to have, but if you do not follow them, how can you expect your employees to? Many supervisors think policies are for them to set and their employees to follow. As a supervisor you model what's expected.