What does your team think of your character? Do they know and understand your values? Would they say that you are living those values, every day?
We work hard at what we do. Leading has its glorious days and it has its tough days. No matter how hard you work, unless your character -- how you behave -- is trustworthy and noble, people will know. If your character turns people away, who will you lead?
People will forget your work if your character flaws get in the way.
No people are perfect -- not you, not me -- but I do my best to live each day with character and integrity. How about you?
-- doug smith
Leadership Call to Action:Have a three-part conversation with someone on your team today about one of your values.
How to do the three-part conversation:
- Small talk
- Talk about one of your values and what makes it important
- Appreciation for something that team member does that demonstrates that value or some aspect of that value