Abraham Lincoln understood the importance of a good name. He said it like this …
“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”
When people look at you, what shadow do they see? The answer depends on your tree. The root determines the fruit.
Who you are on the inside will eventually be revealed.
If you want to make a difference and leverage your influence, make integrity your focus.
Remember, the tree matters more than the shadow.
What is one practical thing a leader can do to strengthen his character?
Randy is an author, speaker, executive coach, and the CEO of InteGREAT Leadership. He invests his time encouraging leaders around the world.