We all have integrity but we don’t all use it. When was the last time you had to stand on your integrity and make a choice or decision that wasn’t popular but which was the one you felt you had to make?
Integrity, or lack of it, becomes very noticeable to team members and clients, when leaders are forced to take a stand.
Whether the decision is right or wrong, or popular or hated, doesn’t really matter in the end. There are two very clear results that come out of it.
1. Leadership strength. Leaders who know themselves and their standards and choose to live by them become strong and authentic.
2. Respect. People don’t have to like the decision to respect the integrity with which it was made.
Leaders who act with integrity set the example for others to follow. They truly lead the way.
By being transparent in communication, authentic in approach and empathic to people, it’s possible for leaders to create a culture where others behave according to the same principles.
They build and maintain a reputation for honesty and integrity in business.
Who do you think potential clients will choose when they search the marketplace?
It doesn’t have to take a crisis to reveal our integrity. Every day we make choices, and every day we can take the easy choice or we can take the right choice. Don’t coast along doing what everyone else is doing if it doesn’t feel right.
Ricky specialises in building top performing teams and individuals for many of Australia, New Zealand and Asia's leading organisations, and is an energetic motivational conference speaker, corporate trainer and executive coach.