Integrity, Respect For Others, And Ethics ? Three Essential Leadership Qualities
Ethics, respect for others and integrity, should definitely be pre requisites for leadership. Unfortunately many so called leaders do not understand or practice these values. Some leaders who are held with high regard and esteem at the workplace are prepared to sacrifice a life time's achievement and reputation within seconds. What is even worse, these (appalling) role models comfortably reveal their weaknesses and lack of character publicly. If we cannot trust our leaders to exercise a reasonable degree of integrity - both with respect to observing and practicing the law, who can we be responsible to or look up to? There is also the very critical and rather unfortunate issue where the environment encourages or even accepts such low ethical standards.