Mixed Messages

Posted: November 21, 2013 in Leadership
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up-DOWN sign

I saw this sign in a parking deck on a university campus.

This sign is a perfect example of a mixed message.  While the arrow is pointing in one direction, the words are saying the opposite.

When leaders provide mixed messages to their team, the results may be less than desired.  Leaders are responsible for providing consistent messages to those they lead. Avoiding mixed messages means our actions and words must be consistently aligned with the desired direction.

Leaders must walk the talk before they talk the talk.  Leading with integrity means walking the talk, before your team.

When leaders walk the talk, the team trusts the leader when he talks the talk.

Mixed messages can undermine your leadership.  Does your message consistently drive toward your mission?

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