Integrity: Following Through on Promises
In Mark Sanborn’s book, You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader, he says the following about integrity:
Integrity, after all, is measured by the distance between your lips and your life. If you want to be a leader in your own life and in the lives of others, you’ve got to follow through on your own promises, whether you have a title or not.
Joe Kerr: I follow Nap Bonaparte’s advice on this one. “The best way to keep one’s word is not to give it.”
Wanda B. Goode: I agree with Mr. Sanborn. His words sound like a chapter out of our book, Lead Well and Prosper.
There are so many promises broken day in and day out. How many times have you heard or said the following…
“I’ll get you that answer by the end of the day.”
“I’ll finish the project on Friday.”
“I’ll call you back tomorrow.”
… Only to see those promises broken.
Effective leaders do what they say they’ll do. They don’t just talk a good game. They deliver.
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