When you’re driving change, you don’t get to order people out onto a path you’ve never been on. You must go first.
Going first can be scary, but it can also can be the best opportunity you’ve ever had to set the example.
You’re out in front, all alone and everyone is watching. Most people have to pay to gain that much attention. You’re getting it for free by choosing to act, and act first.
So, march out ahead and set the example.
If you believe in mentoring, get a mentor (or several) and find a mentee (or several).
If you know that meetings that end on time or early are the best meetings to attend, then make your meetings end on time or early every time.
If you crave processes you can count on, then build routine into your routine and stick with it even when you don’t feel like it.
Set the example and drive your change.