Moral Principles, are they lost forever?
Moral principle centered leadership will build trust among employees. With the latest recruiting transgressions in the world of college basketball, it has me wondering where did the moral principles of professionals go? And how can we get it back? The most recent scandal hit home for me as I have met Rick Pitino before and viewed him as a role model for my moral principles during my early coaching years. I truly hope we can come to a solution and fix this problem. In this week’s #CJJblog I have compiled five tips on how to strengthen moral principles and ethics with your employees. Enjoy.
- Moral Principle centered leadership – What are your core values? How do you demonstrate those values to your team? My tip for leadership is to practice ethics daily in the work place. When you lead by example with a moral principle centered leadership your employees will respect you more.
- Personal mission statement. What is your personal mission statement? Does it preach integrity? Is it written down somewhere? Be clear about what you practice.
- Do the right thing. Once you have your keys to integrity identified and written down, you must put them into action. You are always in the spotlight and must act like you are being watched by your peers. When you demonstrate the right thing, it will improve your team’s attitude.
- Build trust account. I view everyone I interact with as opening a trust account. We can make deposits (build their trust) and withdrawals (ask for something in return) just as we would a normal bank account. It’s a great way to view our relationships we have with others.
- Raise standards. Integrity is a goal and should be viewed as such. Once we accomplish something we set out to do, we should then raise our standards (both personally and you’re your team) we should then raise them. How high are your integrity standards?
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson had a great time speaking to the Forester Financial Leadership Team last week and will be going back in early November to give his leadership keynote again.