Intentional Integrity

Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.”

Classrooms, churches, and families could also be added to the former president’s list.  There is no walk of life where integrity isn’t the supreme quality of a leader.

When surveyed, 95% of employees listed integrity as the number one thing they want to be present in their boss.  Integrity is vital.

When it comes to your own integrity, where does it rank on your list of priorities this week?

Most of us never consider what we will do to intentionally maintain, or grow, our integrity.  This seems foolish if, “without it, no real success is possible.”

Why not set aside some time this week and work on your integrity?  Why?  Because failing the integrity test means failing as a leader.



What are some specific ways a leader can work on his or her integrity?



repost from 9.27.10

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Coach Brown

10 years ago

Fidelity is the twin to integrity. If you live your life to the same values you express outwardly - in essence, walk your talk - you will become what you believe is true, good and right, and others will believe in you and want to follow you. Good reminder Randy.


10 years ago

Thanks Coach!

Todd Hendrix

10 years ago

"Say what you mean, and mean what you say." So, think about what you have said recently and follow through. Think about what you are going to say and plan to do it, or do not say it.


10 years ago

Words of wisdom Todd. Thanks!


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