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Behavior can be seen as an observable expression of the culture of an organization.  Individuals imitate the prevailing patterns of behavior, and these established patterns can be difficult to alter.

Leadership Behavior 

Leaders can influence behavior through their own example and their interactions with personnel.  This includes the following:

  • Expectations - establish performance expectations, and lead by example
  • Use of Authority - managers demonstrate good knowledge of their role and make themselves approachable to staff to support good communication
  • Decision-Making - leaders make decisions through a process that is logical, transparent, and includes the solicitation of dissenting viewpoints
  • Good Supervision - managers observe staff and hold them responsible for adherence to established policies and procedures
  • Involvement of Staff - staff members are involved in risk assessment and decision-making
  • Open Communications - the flow of information throughout the organization is encouraged
  • Improving Performance - everyone is encouraged to report problems and make suggestions, and unusual events or incidents are analyzed and discussed
  • Motivation - managers encourage and reward commendable attitudes and behavior

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