Roderic Yapp is a specialist leadership consultant and accredited coach who has been working with the Wilton & Bain Group for many years. Read his latest article, ‘Lead by example’ below.
‘Lead by example.’
‘The lowest standards you set are the highest standards you can expect from your people.’
‘It’s what you do every single day that counts.’
These three quotes on leadership basically say the same thing. It’s not what you say; it is what you do that counts. It is how you behave that sets you apart as a leader.
The moment you walk into the office, you are being judged on how you behave – and it is how you behave that reflects what you believe to be important.
A former Royal Marines Officer, Roderic Yapp was fortunate enough to lead Marines on operations around the world including Afghanistan in 2007 and the evacuation of civilians from Libya during the Arab Spring. Roderic also led the recapture of the 55,000-ton MV Montecristo from pirate control in 2011, as part of a NATO counter-piracy task force off the Somali coast.
He left the Royal Marines to embark on a new career with the aim of using his leadership experience to develop people and change organisational culture. He joined the Urenco Group where he was responsible for assessing the level of leadership capability within the organisation and coaching leaders to create high performing teams with a focus on delivery and execution.