• Leadership: Integrity #2

Posted by: kidhelper on Monday, February 21st, 2011


#2. Integrity

Any discussion of integrity has to deal with the consistency of actions and values in accordance with what you really believe. In ethics integrity is most commonly understood as honesty and truthfulness of one’s actions. It is the opposite of hypocrisy. In leadership, it is acting according to ones values, beliefs and principles, which that leader claims to hold.

Here are a my Top Ten observations that I have noticed about integrity.

1. Integrity involves “doing what you say you are going to do.”

2. A person of integrity is the same on outside as he is on the inside.

3. A person of integrity can be trusted and never veers from their inner values, even when tempted to do so.

4. A leader must have the trust of their followers and must display integrity to them.

5. Honest dealings with others and predictable reactions are the norm for those with integrity.

6. Well controlled emotions, absence of tantrums and harsh outburst are the marks of integrity.

7. A leader who is centered with integrity is usually more approachable by his followers.

8. Try not to be too quick to make a promise that you might not be able to keep.

9.  Modeling integrity for kids and their families is the standard for solid leadership.

10. Seek counsel and accountability to do what is right, regardless of the personal inconvenience or even if it is not in your personal interest.

Leadership Qualities: this is a new series to discuss some basic qualities of leadership and how it might apply to those in children’s ministry.

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