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Do you have to be a good role model to be a good leader? Well, it certainly helps, as people tend to listen to you more when you’re ‘walking the walk’, so it should be an element that you factor into your ongoing personal development plan. It takes a certain type of person, but it’s absolutely something you can work on.

What Makes A Good Role Model? 

Well, a good role model will naturally demonstrate - via their advanced interpersonal skills  - a commitment to achieve their goal. They tend to display a ‘can-do’ attitude and are not easily beaten when presented with a problem that needs solving. Their passion and energy allow them to influence those around them, helping them to aspire to be better.

What Qualities Make A Manager A Good Role Model? 

While a competitive nature is usually present in a good role model, so is selflessness, as they understand that when the company wins, everyone wins. Whether encouraging others to ‘do as they do’ or assisting an employee who’s struggling with work-based online studying, their positive effect can be felt everywhere, and they do it for the good of everyone - not just themselves.

So, if you become a leader, how do you also become a role model? Let’s dive in and see…

Step #1 - Appreciate Others

A great start to becoming a workplace role model is appreciating and recognising the hard work of those working for you and around you. Studies show that 82% of people who feel appreciated work harder, so while this might seem like a minor point, it really isn’t. Showing appreciation for others also shows that you’re a person with good values - rather than being driven, but self-centred.

You see, respect works both ways, so if you show that you understand their challenges and needs while also doing your best to meet them, you begin to be seen in a role model-like way.

Step #2 - Be Inspirational

There are many so-called leaders out there who simply delegate the work they’re presented with in a perfunctory and matter-of-fact way. To become a role model, you need to be inspirational, which requires a number of interpersonal skills  like good communication, confidence, and empathy.

You could inspire others to achieve by getting stuck in yourself and showing nothing is beneath you or by actively coaching your teams collectively and making things less about individual performance. The result of this kind of approach is often a tight-knit group, with you as the inspirational figurehead. ,

Step #3 - Be Someone Your Staff Can Trust

Honesty and fairness are ranked highly amongst interpersonal skills, as they’re values held dear by most in everyday life, as well as work. These values help to engender trust, which is another essential element for anyone wanting to be viewed as a workplace role model. 

As such, leaders should do their best not to lie or be underhanded with their staff, as these things tend to get noticed. For example, if there are some work-sponsored tafe courses  being offered to employees, make them available to everyone, rather than just your own mates.

Admitting when you’re wrong is another way to get people to trust you, as it creates transparency. You also have to demonstrate that you trust your team to meet the targets set, both from a personal and task-oriented point of view.

Being a leader can be easy, but being a role model takes time, and it can’t be forced. By doing the right things every day and doing right by everyone whenever you’re able to, you’ll create a positive perception of yourself. Whether you then become a role model for others, is largely down to you. Just don’t expect it to happen overnight. 

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Being a role model at work is something that we can all aspire to, but don't worry if you don’t have all the skills we've talked about here. That’s because video-based CPD Accredited online studying  from OCA, like our Leadership Skills Course Bundle that, ’s designed to help franchisees and is available at a great price!

If you’d like to know more about OCA training, that's supported by 1 to 1 mentoring 7 days a week, visit us today at www.onlinecoursesaustralia.edu.au. There you'll find courses that cover more than 20 different industries and flexible payment options that make our learning more affordable.

What we offer is a next-level learning experience, as can be seen in our student study demo, and if you’d like to talk to us about how we can help you realise your professional goals, call us today on 1300 611 404 or email us at support@onlinecourses.com.au, and we’ll reply without delay.


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