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The Importance of Being a Role Model to Your Employees | Nikolas Onoufriadis

Nikolas Onoufriadis on the importance of being a role model to your employees.

By Nikolas Onoufriadis Published about a year ago 3 min read

A role model inspires others, motivates them to do their best, and achieves the goals set by the company. They have the power to attract and retain talented people who help them meet their goals. One of the most important aspects of a role model is staying true to their morals and values. Here are five ways how to become a role model manager.

1. Exhibit Integrity

A role model demonstrates integrity in their daily activities. They make promises and keep them. They do not deceive people and do not use people for personal gain. They do justice to everybody regardless of race, gender, ethnic, or social background.

2. Lead by Example

Role models lead by example. They do not expect others to follow them if they are unwilling to follow themselves. They set priorities and goals and work hard towards achieving them. They promote the values they stand for and do not get involved in arguments. They set examples and manage to motivate others by their example.

3. Believe in Ethical Principles

Role model managers believe in ethical principles. They understand that being ethical is not just being a good person but also entails thinking of others before oneself. It also involves looking at yourself without any prejudice or illusion. It involves being true to their word and principles. It also involves making hard choices.

4. Give Ears to Their Employees

Good leaders are good listeners too. They listen carefully and consider the input of others before arriving at a decision. They do not jump to conclusions and come to decisions independently but rather work with the team members. They do not discriminate and give equal importance to all. They give their employees a voice so that they feel heard.

5. Provide Support

Role models are not dictators but leaders who support the employees. They empower them with equipment, training, and resources. They recognize their good work and celebrate their achievements. They help them when they face problems instead of reprimanding them.

Role model managers are people everyone looks up to and wants to emulate. Good qualities such as being reliable, honest and trustworthy make a good leader. They do not let people down and make hard decisions. Good leaders think of the company, as well as their employees, customers, and stakeholders. They make every effort to lead their team towards success.



About Nikolas Onoufriadis

Nikolas Onoufriadis is a native Greek who is currently residing in Boston, Massachusetts. One of the things that sets Nikolas apart from the crowd is his genuine knowledge and understanding of balancing work and self-care. A skilled businessman and conversationalist, Nikolas has conducted business in more than 10 countries in the last 15 years. He's fluent in Greek and English, and conversant in Spanish and German, no doubt helping him during business negotiations.

Nikolas constantly goes above and beyond in whatever he's doing. He not only got his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, but also got another Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Harvard, making the Dean's list in both places.

Currently, Nikolas Onoufriadis is the Founder and Managing Director of his own consulting firm, Power2U Consulting. Founded in 2015, Power2U Consulting is a business that specializes in management and business consulting, as well as government relations. Nikolas wanted to put the skills that he learned throughout college and his extensive career to work, employing leadership, strategy, management, communication practices, and business growth to the company. Power2U has been successful in tackling complex issues throughout the United States, as well as several countries in Europe, the CIS, and the Middle East. Because of the work that he's doing, Nikolas has not only met with Heads of State, political dignitaries and prominent businessmen, but also gained experiences that he wouldn't have had otherwise by facilitating government and business meetings, participating in critical discussions and negotiations, and organizing targeted events and fundraisers. To learn more about Nikolas Onoufriadis, be sure to visit his websites!-


About the Creator

Nikolas Onoufriadis

Nikolas Onoufriadis is a seasoned executive with over 15 years of experience in management and consulting, and a wide international business footprint. Nikolas Onoufriadis is also an avid traveler who loves to spend time with family.

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