How to Lead By Example and Model Behavior in a Hospital

Do you know how to model behavior and lead by example? Have you ever wondered why there are certain leaders you just want to follow and do whatever it takes to get their approval?

If you’re a leader in a hospital, it is critical to lead by example while doing your best to engage your hospital staff members and create patient satisfaction.

But what is that secret sauce? How does one person influence and motivate others? 

The secret sauce is showing kindness and care and the relationships you build.

Strong relationships with hospital staff members help leaders get things done. But how do you model this behavior?

You Lead By Example

How you model your behavior determines how people see you. Remember: the speed of the leader is the speed of the team. 

When you are kind to staff members, patients, and everyone in between, people will notice. Staff members, in particular, will start to model this type of behavior.

What you know and care about, and what you do and care about, is what your people will do and care about. 

By showing kindness and care to other staff members and patients alike, you can inspire the best in every employee. When you lead by example and model behavior full of kindness, your staff members will reciprocate this behavior, resulting in overall better staff satisfaction and patient satisfaction.

If serving is below you, then leadership is beyond you. We need to be servant leaders and examples to the people that we lead. We must truly inspire them to do better. When we model good behavior, it affects everyone around us. It will create better engagement with staff members, which will result in greater patient satisfaction and higher star ratings.

At the end of the day, kindness always wins. 

"Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.” 

Three Things to Consider When You Lead By Example

When you lead by example, there are certain things you should consider. Here are three things to think about if you are a leader in a hospital.

  1. We are attracted to leaders who model relationship engagement. 
  2. The speed of the leader is the speed of the team. 
  3. Being an example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing. 

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