We’ve already established that as a leader, integrity may be your most valuable resource.
Without it, you have no foundation with the other leaders in your organization, no influence with your followers and not a lot of sustainably opportunity with people you have the opportunity to serve.
Today’s post touches on a simple concept and we’ll investigate it more over the next couple of days.
Integrity does not equal perfection. You do not have to be a perfect person to have a high level of integrity. For some reason, I feel like those two categories get lumped together.
Let’s get one thing straight, Integrity does not equal Perfection. Along that same line: Perfection does not equal Integrity.
I define integrity this way::
Integrity is not perfection, it’s being honest about your imperfections.
Which means that we need to be honest with ourselves and with others about the things that we don’t do right. It’s impossible to be a leader of great integrity without knowing your limits and living within them while trying to stretch them.
You can’t stretch yourself without having people around you to challenge you.
Where can you be honest about your imperfections?
Where can you challenge yourself and others in the area of integrity?