Leadership and Honesty – Day Two

Honesty and integrity are often interchanged in the workplace by your reports and those you manage. What does it look like to them and how you can you demonstrate your integrity and honest?


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Good day and welcome to the leading with nice Daily, My name is Mathieu Yuill in this week we’re looking at leadership and honesty. And today I want to talk about the integrity piece of being an honest leader and integrity in business and as a leadership directly translates into success. You know, there’s a great book by John Huntsman sr. He was a multibillionaire. He had a chemical company that he started from scratch, which that sounds like a breaking bad thing to me, but regardless, it became a $12 billion enterprise and yet a book called winners never cheat. And basically it just full of stories of his experience of refusing to, break on his integrity around honesty. And what it really taught me was the idea that you need to see the world as it really is and not as you wish it to be. Integrity is being able to look at the world, yourself and others and saying, this is real.

You’re not great for this right now. Or to see somebody who’s not achieving and saying, you are right for this. You are great. So what is holding you back? I’m going to work on it. Some people would call this candor, some people would call this a being real or real talk, but I really think it breaks down into integrity. And you know, for a generation that grew up knowing the Enron scandal and things like  that broke, that, you know, ruin people’s pensions and retirement, can integrity be thought of as anything less than pinnacle to being a great leader. That’s all for today. For more on this topic, visit leadingwithnice.com where we wanted to help you inspire others, build loyalty and get results talk to you again tomorrow.