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Lead by example, repeatedly.

Lead by example, repeatedly.

One of the best ways to create positive change is to look hard at your own work as an example of what you want to see. As Marcus Buckingham wrote in “First, Break All the Rules”:

“A manager has got to remember that he is on stage every day. His people are watching him. Everything he does, everything he says, and the way he says it, sends off clues to his employees. These clues affect performance. So never forget you are on that stage.”

When you want to tap the power of repetition, use YOUR example as a powerful piece of it.

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MORE IDEAS FROM The Power of Repetition: the Secret of Successful Leaders

Repetition Is A Leader's "Best Friend!"

“I’ve already said it, why would I need to repeat it?”

It’s an innocent sounding thought, but it’s a dangerous one for any leader that wants to be truly effective. The power of repetition is any leader’s best friend.

Repeating yourself may seem annoying to you at first, but it’s important to make sure your key messages and actions are given a chance to sink in.

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Get creative with your repetition.

Saying the same thing over and over again is not what repetition as a leader is about. That’s just annoying.

The power of repetition requires a bit more finesse and skill. It’s about finding multiple creative and effective ways to get the same idea across to your team.

Want to know the three action steps? Continue reading the next stash for the action plans.

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Reinforce your message in multiple ways.

Don’t just say something again and again, put it in writing, too.

Say it first and then put it in writing. If instead you put your message in writing first, there’s many potential risks of misunderstandings, perspectives or the tone of the message conveyed.

All these issues are easily avoidable by talking about it first.

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JEFF WEINER, CEO OF LINKEDIN 

"A friend of mine once paraphrased David Gergen, saying on the subject of repetition,

“If you want to get your point across, especially to a broader audience, you need to repeat yourself so often, you get sick of hearing yourself say it. And only then will people begin to internalize what you’re saying.”

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Make sure praise and positive reinforcement is fully understood.

The power of repetition is not just about fixing problems. It can also help you when you’re looking to praise and reward your team.

If you like work or actions you see, tell them! 

Consider Gallup’s findings as an example. In their research of thousands of managers and employees, they found:

“[Those answering “strongly agree to] “In the last seven days, I have received recognition or praise for doing good work” is responsible for a 10% to 20% difference in revenue and productivity.”

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  • Can keep a consistent focus on the vision of the company
  • affirm faith in the near term intent of the leadership, 
  • strengthen brand loyalty
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14 productivity tips from top business leaders

1. Set goals on a daily basis.

2. Do the hardest thing first.

3. Review your week every Friday.

ask yourself these 3 crucial q's-

Did I achieve what I wanted to achieve?
Did I personally need to be there for everything I attended?
Could I have achieved the same in a shorter timeframe?

4. Identify your most productive time of day.

5. Start with just 5 minutes.

6. Understand your priorities.

7. Set Boundaries.

8. Isolate yourself from distractions.

9. Don’t waste time on emails.

10. Optimize your communication tools.

11. Get some sleep.

12. Plan for tomorrow.

13. Create a routine

14. Automate manual tasks.

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The Psychology Of Behavior

In trying to change a behavior, reason will take you only so far, incentives must be taken into account as well. 

In psychology, operant conditioning is a type of learning in which the strength of a behavior is modified by its consequences, such as reward or punishment. This is the predominant theory on how humans behave.

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