TRIPLE III TIME: Do YOU Practice What YOU Preach?

As an everyday leader inside and outside your world of work, setting and being the best professional example you can be is critical.  Yes, I know we have talked about example setting in other TRIPLE III TIME messages…but have we ever discussed the importance of looking back to measure our example setting actions?  In other words have we ever asked ourselves directly:  “Do YOU Practice What YOU Preach?”

You know what I mean!  Example “Do YOU Practice What YOU Preach?” issues are easy to identify.  Think about:

  • Do you avoid doing personal stuff at/during work hours?
  • Do you practice your own version of allowances for “comp-time” or follow Agency policy?
  • Do you share company/organization information equally among co-workers?
  • Do you advance company gossip or never “go there”?
  • Do you engage in professional development training/workshops as you prescribe for others?
  • Do you invite communication advice and/or ideas from all?
  • Do you maintain your work/office space?
  • Do you step-up to help others or with special projects?
  • Do you allow yourself “dream-time” to be continually creative?
  • Do you show up late…leave early or set a positive attendance practice?

These ten (10) examples of “Do YOU Practice What YOU Preach?” are just a short list of the leadership “preachings” that have appeared in TRIPLE III TIME messages over the years.  And although I do not support offering repeat messages, I do support regularly assessing personal professional progress (i.e. measuring do I practice what I preach!).


About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

Posted on February 5, 2021, in DEVELOPING YOU!, Triple III. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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