Great Leaders Treat Integrity As A Habit
“No matter a leader’s competence, charisma, or authority, she’s either trustworthy or she’s not,” Peterson asserts. “Trustworthy people are trustworthy when it comes to family, friends, or colleagues. Obligations to show respect, to consider the welfare of others, and to keep your word don’t end when you leave the office.”
Part of upholding those obligations means being constantly open to feedback, Peterson adds. The most trustworthy leaders are always ready to fix things about themselves and learn from their mistakes.
“In the same way a mechanic keeps a car in top running condition, high-trust individuals monitor and tune their behavior, always striving to do better by team members and customers alike,” he says.
By Alison Griswold