â€œExample is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.â€Â ~Albert Schweitzer
While I obviously believe there are at least 98 other ways to influence others, he has a point; if you want people to change their behavior, you have to do it too.
Modeling behavior influences in two ways.Â First, you show “the right way” so people learn how to do it.Â Second, you demonstrate commitment by being willing to do it yourself.
In order for modeling behavior to work, people have to be watching.Â If you are not in the position to set an example, find someone who is and make sure they model it as well.
What behaviors might you model?
Read more of the 99 Ways to Influence Change.