Leadership and the Pygmalion Effect

What we expect from people manifests itself in the words we use, and those words can have a powerful effect on the end results.  I wrote about this before in my article on the Pygmalion Effect.

As a leader, it is crucial to ensure that you conduct yourself consistently to show your high aspirations for your employees.  First, I would advise you to ensure that you have every employee in the Three Types of Employees Model.  Next, I would ask you to continually question:

  • Do I believe that the skills of my employees are not fixed, and can improve?
  • Do I believe that they want to make the effort?
  • How am I conveying that belief daily in my words and actions?

This is the hard work of leadership.  However, you will reap the benefits in exponential success.

Just my opinion.  What do you think?  Let me know in the comments.

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