We all need to brush up on our leadership etiquette. Here’s a quick list of key areas we fall victim to from time to time.
Think of your actions over the past week as you read the list below and score yourself 5 points for each “Yes” and 0 points for each “No.”
- Arriving late.
- Checking your phone/laptop during meetings.
- Lacking an agenda.
- Failing to make direct eye contact.
- Neglecting to greet co-workers when you arrive at work.
- Taking calls on speakerphone when others are within hearing range.
- Walking ahead of team members instead of side-by-side.
- Embarrassing people publicly.
- Interrupting others.
- Forgetting to say “please,” “thank you,” and “excuse me.”
How’d you do?
If you scored fewer than 10 points, I’d say you’re conscientious of your actions as a leader. Great job! Keep your self-awareness high by revisiting this list from time to time.
Did you score more than 10 points? Now is a great time to regroup, think about how you would like to be perceived as a leader, and start making some key changes so you’re bringing your best self to your team. Remember, being respected as a leader means treating your co-workers with the same respect.
Did you recently correct a leadership faux pas? If so, tell me about it!