Trust is the key ingredient in leadership. If you cannot engender trust, you are unlikely to find many who are interested in following your lead. They assume that you are making the right choice based on ethics and proper morals. Sometimes integrity may be considered an old fashioned word in businesses environment. Integrity is defined among other things as being true to ones values. When a leader has a set of clearly defined values that determine the actions and decisions they take. Strong leaders must be consistent. Integrity breeds consistency by providing a clear set of principles to follow.
With the proper amount of integrity a leader will follow through and do what is right. When integrity is maintained, positive results dont need to be questioned or worried over. If you want to see successful leadership in your life you need to have integrity. Integrity is what we, do, what we say, and what we say we do- Don Gater. Don Gater sums it up well in a short statement. As a man of integrity, your word is your bond. Integrity is an important part of leadership. Leadership is often clear as day when witnessed firsthand, without integrity a leader may find that no one is willing to follow him.