Leaders know that integrity is an inside job and are willing to learn
WHAT kind of leader are you? Here are a few characteristics of the best leaders I’ve encountered. They know:
● Leading the self is more important than how they lead others and that the two are inseparable.
● If they cannot have and display integrity with the people closest to them (family, close business associates), they will ultimately lack integrity in all aspects of their lives.
● Integrity is an “inside job” that, when intact, spreads throughout an organisation; when it is not, it does the work of a destructive virus.
● They know themselves well and are therefore guarded over what they give their time and efforts to.
● Some opportunities lead to growth and some to depletion and a waste of time and resources. Of course, they embrace the former and steer clear of the latter.
● People by name and remember things about them and keep track of things that are important to them.
● Develop the capacity to see and forge ahead even when misunderstood and resisted.
● Anticipate resistance, listen to it, evaluate it and learn from it. Sometimes it might be valid and require the leader to back down and sometimes it might be all the more reason to move ahead.