I recently read this article placing a strong emphasis on integrity as a mandatory foundation for successful leadership. Consistently doing what you said you would do by when you said you would do it sets a standard, not only for yourself, but also a model for your team.
Consider this: doing what is right even if it’s challenging is not only a reflection of your personal values, but a representation of what your company promotes. As leader, you become the ambassador of your enterprise. Being a trustworthy ambassador means acting knowing that others expect you to embody the principles that you stand for. While you think that ambassadorship might come with a great deal of pressure, allow me to help you switch the perspective. With great power comes great responsibility. This is your opportunity to set the high standards you want to hold yourself and your team to.
In a highly-performing environment, each individual embodies the spirit of ambassadorship in their daily tasks. We all understand that it’s our individual acts and our collective efforts that bring the company’s goals to fruition.
When leaders walk the talk, they lay the grounds for ambassadorship. We empower others to take decisions in coherence with our collective values even when we are not in the room. So, we create momentum for each associate to pay it forward and play at its highest performance level.
Curious to find out more? Read the article here.