Essential Integrity Element: Valuing Others #LeadMorale #PeopleSkills
by Kate Nasser |
Leaders discuss integrity a great deal these days without mentioning an essential integrity element — valuing others. They are mostly focusing on the element of doing the right thing without highlighting valuing others. That’s a very big leadership mistake.
Essential Integrity Element: Valuing Others!
When leaders define integrity as doing the right thing without the essential integrity element of valuing others, they justify detaching from those they lead. They can tell themselves that it’s OK to focus on end results (the right thing) without engaging employees and appreciating their contributions. Not valuing others is not only a strategic mistake, it reveals a leader’s lack of integrity.
Taking employees for granted
Treating them as interchangeable parts
Withholding information that will seriously impact their lives and their livelihood
Taking credit for their work
Blaming them when things go wrong
Leading with bias
Playing favorites and marginalizing others
Making everything about you not them
Leaders, read more examples of the essential integrity element — valuing others — in Leading Morale.
As leaders define integrity, there must be more in the definition than just do the right thing. Leadership is all about inspiring people. To do that you must value them, their talents, their efforts, as well as their results.
From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™
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