jeff noel’s friend in yesterday’s post said he knew noel was trying to help, but noel could tell the blogger was frustrated because the answer wasn’t freely given.
This is the way noel works. We learn far more when we discover the answer on our own than we do when it is spoon fed. We learn even more when we move from learning to teaching.
Leadership priorities. Probably the single most important “to do” on a great leader’s list. Right?
At the top for me is a compelling vision. Then acting with integrity. And thirdly, building trust.
But these aren’t the priorities I’m talking about.
I’m referring to personal, moral priorities.
A few months ago, I had the privilege to hear a Fortune 100 President give a speech. To my surprise he listed his as:
Didn’t see that one coming. Career was third. As a Fortune 100 President. Wow.
Live authentically, serve humbly, live to make other’s dreams come true.
You know what? Maybe it’s integrity that’s the most important leadership characteristic.
Yes, definitely, integrity has to be the most important leadership characteristic. How could it not be?
Isn’t integrity the most critical of all leadership values? A great leader must have integrity.
Someone who adheres to moral and ethical principles. A person with sound moral character. An honest person.
All of this sounds great – a leader who is honest, with sound moral character. A perfect person. This makes a great leader.
Waaaaait a minnnnnute. Who knows anyone who is perfect?