Leaders face an overwhelming number of opportunities to improve, create change and make the world a better place.
In this post, Bruce Harpham shares 3 truths that will help develop your leadership skills.
I was struck by the importance of the ideas of James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner when reading their book The Truth about Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-Of-The-Matter Facts You Need to Know.
The 3 Truths About Leadership
Following these truths consistently requires a commitment to daily practice.
Laying the moral foundation for long-term leadership
Have you ever noticed that political leaders and others in the public eye sometimes refuse to acknowledge that they are role models?
While researching this topic, I found over 300 articles about actors, entertainers, and sports personalities that said, “I’m not a role model”. It appears that many seek public attention but don't want the responsibility of leadership.
However, those in leadership positions need to acknowledge that they are role models, and must act with honesty and integrity since their behaviour and actions do influence others.
Building a moral foundation based on honesty and integrity is crucial in leadership, and this starts with simple steps: