Your Personal Leadership Integrity

 In Leadership, Leadership Development, management

Leadership is in a crisis mode. Too many leaders lack the personal integrity to do the right thing. So, distrust is rampant. According to Edelman’s Trust Barometer only 18% of people trust business leaders and 13% trust government leaders. This year there was some improvement but it’s a disaster any way you look at it.

How Would You Rate Your Integrity?

You can distinguish yourself by being different and better. It begins with with your personal integrity. Integrity means doing what’s right, upholding strong moral principles. It creates trust in others. So, what can you do to be trusted on a day to day basis with your team? Check these out:

    1. You do what you say you will do.
    2. You follow-through on your commitments.
    3. You communicate consistently with your team in meetings and one on one coaching sessions.
    4. You genuinely listen to your team’s concerns and issues.
    5. You express your views openly, and expect the team to do so as well.
    6. You handle conflict constructively.
    7. You tell the truth.

 WCW, WalkTheTalkDo you want more employee engagement? Do you want a highly productive team? Do you want a breakthrough in your team’s effectiveness? Lead with these behaviors as the core of your actions and they will inspire your team to achieve more success.  Nelson Mandela said,“As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility.”

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Rick Conlow
Rick Conlow is the CEO & Founder of Rick Conlow International, a consulting, training and coaching firm. He has helped over 200 companies such as Target, Costco, Andersen Windows, Spectrum, Northern Power, Meijer, Carpet King, International Truck, John Deere, Lowes Financial, and Canadian Linen improve customer loyalty, increase sales and add profits. Rick has been a general manager, vice president, training director, program director, and national sales trainer. He has authored 22 books, and regularly speaks at conferences and to audiences of all sizes.
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    I really agree that you need to be honest with yourself and the change to begin with you before you expected your followers to change. We need to be men and women of integrity.

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      Hi Dorcas:
      I like to say great leadership is an inside out process, not outside in. Thanks for your comment.

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