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?
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.