Lead by example
Human nature is to replicate the behaviours of those we are closest to.
If you turn up to meetings late, others assume it is acceptable and they will replicate that behaviour.
The best way to get increase the personal productivity of others, regardless of whether they report to you or not, is to lead by example.
If you demonstrate you are productive by delivering on your promises and putting your hand up when something goes wrong, others around you are more likely to do the same.
Being productive as a leader or a team member requires courage to commit to doing what you say you will do and often going back to simple, common sense strategies. A colleague of mine used to always say to me, “…it might be common sense, but it’s not always common practice.”
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