“Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.” — Bette Davis
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?
Trust is often placed on the list of top leadership skills, while people are compiling key leadership skills and attributes.
How important is trust when stacked up against all the other critical leadership values?
Ever ponder the top key leadership values great leaders possess? Are you now? Good. Here are some that always make the list:
What do you say is your number one leadership trait?
For me, it’s trust. Everything else revolves around this simple, and often overlooked leader character trait. I place trust ahead of passion, because a leader may have passion, but people mistrust motives, for example.
If you really think about it, how can anything else matter without trust?
Did you work out today?
Within the past three days?
Hey, not trying to make you feel guilty. You’re probably going to do that all by yourself.
If you are exercising regularly, you’re setting a good example for yourself and especially for others.
If you’re not, well, not really sure what to say. It’s not my place to judge others. We’re all going through some sort of challenge right now. And most likely, we always will be.
That’s one of the secrets of life and business. It’s always going to be tough.
Back to the point – and I do have one. 🙂
What we do says more about us than what we say. Far more.
“Our actions speak louder than words“.
Profoundly simple. Simply profound.
Here’s the way I sum it all up. You’re probably going to have to re-read it a few times, and once you get it, it’s simply profound:
“It matters little to walk to do the preaching, if not the walking, is the preaching“.
PS. Off to the gym. Gonna practice what I preach. jungle jeff 🙂