Earning Your Stripes With Sincerity

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to strength your ethical behavior. Reading time: 2:12

      Are zebras –black– with white stripes? Or white —with black stripes?

      az_zebrasWho cares? Leaders do–leaders with integrity.

      After all, with integrity well-founded, there is no quandary on seemingly ambivalent issues.

     With integrity well defined, there is much more  greater understanding of conflicting points of view. With integrity well-conceived, there is much more focus in defining a meaningful vision.

      Indeed with integrity, there is more clarity in delineating and defining a zebra’ stripes than meets the eye.

      Zebras are –white –with black stripes despite plenty of contrary evidence. Why?

     Researchers tell us the black stripes vary in color but the white stripes demonstrate more integrity. The white stripes of a zebra are always uniform, clearly delineated. With integrity.

     Like the root word on “Integrity” —  Integer –or a whole number. No wonder wholesome integrity is critical to a leader’s decision making.  Continue reading “Earning Your Stripes With Sincerity”

Leaders Pay It Forward With Integrity

By Peter Jeff
The Leadership Mints Guy

Here’s an idea to reinforced your business ethics. Reading time: 4:28

      How many times have you bypassed the honor system and grabbed a cup of coffee without adding to the coffers?

      integritya55Oh sure you claimed you didn’t have any change or it slipped your mind, or you were just too busy to worry about something so trifle.

     How many times have you padded an expense account; over promised and under-delivered a customer or a colleague, or helped yourself to a few more pens for the house than you could personally ever use?

      Hey, that’s business as usual you say.

      Unless of course that your business is anything but usual. Unless of course that you’re in the business of constant change, dynamic decision-making, and influential behavior. Unless of course you’re in the business of leadership 24/7.

      Then, you’ll act with more integrity doing what’s right for the good of all –consistently over time. No matter how much it burdens you personally to keep your commitments, to reinforce your convictions, to renew your relationships in good and bad times especially when you think no one is looking.  (News Flash: Leaders of course know someone is always looking even if they can’t see them at the time.) Continue reading “Leaders Pay It Forward With Integrity”