Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Intentional Integrity

What is intention?

Intention is the thing that you plan to do or achieve: an aim or purpose.

In the business world, if you sustain intention, you have a good sense of what projects or tasks need to be completed, based on the input and value of your co-workers. The best employees, who lead a team with intention, are the heartbeat of the greatest organizations.

After working in the corporate world for over 12 years, I experienced working with a variety of leaders, which varied in style from weak to strong. The great ones held a positive energy that filled the room with possibility, excitement and creativity, while the weak ones tore us down with negative, narrow-minded, and egotistical actions.
Have you ever witnessed these kinds of leaders?

What do you think is the most important trait in a leader?


As defined by Webster, integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles and the state of being whole and undivided.

Someone who has integrity will take full responsibility for the successes and failures within the    organization. They will stand by you, support you and point you in the right direction, in order to correct past mistakes. Leaders who display integrity, do so without pointing fingers or verbally abusing others. They pride themselves on assisting and building up the organization, regardless of the financial atmosphere. They are calm, sincere, truthful, moral and ethical.

The best companies lead with integrity. They may not be the most profitable, but if you ask their employees, they will say they enjoy working there, because the organization values it’s employees.

What makes Solid leadership and solid employees make good companies great. Those who lead with intentional integrity.

Are you a leader? If so, how do you lead?

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