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Leading with Integrity

Do you go out of your way to be a leader with integrity?

Leading with integrity can be a tough task.  We are oftentimes presented with opportunities where we can throw integrity out the window, but it’s crucial to never stray away from your beliefs.  A couple weeks ago with the Ryan Lochte situation over in Rio for the Olympics is a perfect example of how you should always stay focused and act with integrity at all times.  Throughout my coaching career, I have preached integrity to my players.  Here are some tips I have compiled over the years on how to include integrity in your leadership style.  Enjoy.

  • You are always on stage. No matter where you are and what you are doing, conduct yourself as if you are on stage in front of your peers.  Practice what you preach and always act with integrity.
  • Do what you say, say what you do. Keeping your word is an extremely important aspect of integrity.  Your team will quickly turn on you if they sense that your word is meaningless.  Do you make a habit of keeping your word?
  • Build trust. You have a trust account with each person you meet.  You must make valuable deposits (favors and trust-building actions) in each account before you make a withdrawal.  How much are you putting into each trust account with the people in your life?

Did you know?  Coach Jim Johnson has a recently updated leadership keynote that he is sharing with audiences all over the country.

“Coach Johnson was a pleasure to work with as our RAAVS Conference keynote speaker. He presented his information on leadership in a very personal and pragmatic manner.  I would highly recommend Coach Jim Johnson as a keynote speaker or workshop leader.

Life Tip #8:  Treat people better than how you want to be treated.

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