Monday, February 2, 2015
Rules and Tools for Leaders - From my mentor Maj Gen Perry M. Smith, PhD
Chapter 3 - Setting Standards
Personal and Institutional Integrity
Integrity is not something that can be put on and taken off as we go to and from work. People whose character is weak while outside of the job do not have the character required to be leaders. For instance, an individual who engages in ... adultery..., cheats on tax forms or even cheats at golf is also likely to violate standards of institutional integrity at work. When such a person is placed in a leadership position, the final result is often either short-term or long-term failure; when at the top, he or she will do serious damage to the organization or institution.