It’s been said that imitation is the highest form of flattery. We do learn by imitation from a very young age. Many studies show how children imitate what they see their parents and caregivers doing, for better or worse.
As a leader, you are being watched every day. People are imitating what you do. Maybe it’s better to think of it as people imitating what you allow.
What’s important to you?
Is it integrity, getting ahead, offering an excellent service or product?
Look around for people you admire. Ask yourself if you are imitating what they do or wish to imitate what they do.
Success at anything comes at a cost. You must give up anything that does not contribute to achieving your desired success. Look closely at what the kind of success you want costs others who have what you want. Are you willing to do what they did to get it?