Leadership Without Integrity = Zero Followers
If you are in a leadership position and lack integrity, you will lack followers as well. You’re not a leader- without followers. It doesn’t matter how many fad management books you have read, how many inspirational posters you have hanging on your wall or your command of the latest management buzzwords, if you don’t walk-the-walk on integrity your employees will see your job as an empty chair. They won’t believe you have their back. Why should they be loyal to you if you lie to them, will be their thinking. Acting with integrity in a management position means being truthful with employees, admitting mistakes, being vulnerable, taking criticism from those below you, never taking credit, always taking the blame and making decisions based on what’s right, even if it means it will cost the company money or you your job.