Here is an interesting point that I have been musing on lately - when you are the boss, what you do is amplified in the eyes and ears of your workers.
So how does a manager work knowing this? Knowing that everything you do is accentuated and overblown by all those under you every time you do something? This can be quite a daunting thought.
As always here are my thoughts on this topic -
Be courageous. Don't hold back - keep moving forwards. Let your employees challenge your thinking, your business model and the way you work. Then they will follow and begin to do the same..
Listen first, speak second. When you listen to others and act upon their ideas and initiatives - everybody wins. You feel good for having a success and they feel good because you listened to them and made progress.
Lead how you want others to follow. Followers and employees will copy and mirror back to you the behaviors that you engage in. What behaviors do you want from your employees? Start acting those behaviors yourself first.
Above all else remember the golden rule- "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you".