I bet many of you would say that leadership integrity has become sort of an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms. I wouldn’t blame you. It’s hard not to be cynical when politicians promise anything to get elected; nobody gets punished when financial bubbles burst; and big company CEOs get enormous pay packages, even when they fail.
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Steve Tobak is right again. Integrity for me is to be understood as intellectual honesty, no matter what, and the coherence between your words and your actions. As an expression of life. As a lifestyle. People see and admire your coherence and persistence. Don’t make things just when it’s convenient, when it suits you. Living life this way is difficult and you have to pay a high price… but… that’s why there are so few true leaders… I mean, if it was easy to live like this, I guess everyone would be doing it. Thank you.