Welcome to this issue of "Dr. T's Timely Tips" by Dr. Tony Alessandra. Please send your feedback to DrTony@Assessments24x7.com!

Don't Just Say It - Do It!

Words, while important, are cheap. Credibility is gained by backing up those words with action. Especially if you're in a leadership position, be very aware that you set the style, both in appearance and integrity. Cultivate a do-as-I-do, not a do-as-I-say, philosophy.

You can show your sincerity by practicing what you preach on a daily basis. One manager, for instance, demanded his subordinates be pillars of strength when it came to refusing gifts from clients who might then expect special treatment. A day of reckoning came when the manager, known for his insatiable sweet tooth, received a gift of two chocolate pies from a local pastry shop. It's said there was a tear in his eye - and probably a pang in his stomach - as he had the pies returned with a gracious note. Everyone in the office had been watching - and he knew it - to see if he would be true to his own credo.

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