Every day it seems we read about integrity failures in leadership. Wells Fargo, Boeing, United Airlines, Tesla, college admission scandals, sex scandals, coverups and more. People lose faith in organizations when their leaders misbehave. Or worse yet, cover up their misbehavior.
On a personal level, I’m concerned about how this affects our children and grandchildren. Are we teaching them that reduced integrity is okay?
And on a professional level, I’m concerned that managers are racing to the bottom in a world that seems to give greater attention to the integrity deficit culture we’ve produced.
According to Merriam-Webster, integrity is defined as a “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values; incorruptibility.”
Yet volumes have been written about how good leaders step up their personal game, ensuring they have a good moral code. This in turn demonstrates to their followers that they are committed not just to the transformation at hand but doing so in a manner that is completely above board and preserves the dignity of all of those involved – even themselves.
Dedicated to your profitable transformation,