Work with the Truth

What makes a transformational leader? How do you create lasting changes in your company that your team is willing to follow?

To me, it starts with integrity and having the courage to face the truth, whether it’s good, bad, or ugly. When you’re honest with yourself and can work with the truth, you will be able to make the necessary changes in your company.

As the leader, it’s your moral compass that guides everyone else. And when you compromise your integrity for shortcuts, your success will be temporary.

Integrity is doing the right thing at all times — even when it’s difficult. If you don’t have the guts to make difficult decisions or to face the truth as it is, you have no right calling yourself a leader. If you can’t do it, nobody else in your company will.

Leaders with integrity have a strong reputation in their industries. And let’s face it, reputation is everything. It builds trust with your customers and among other businesses.

This leadership characteristic also helps build a better company culture. As a result, you’re able to provide better customer experience and quality products.