If leaders don’t have a developed moral compass, nothing else really counts. Everything about a business needs to be based on values, which provide a “direction” as to not only how one does business, but why!
Leaders need to embrace as the basis of their moral compass….
1. That everything happens for a reason and it serves them.
• There are an infinite number of ways to react to any situation and being values based needs to be the priority for discerning the appropriate decision.
2. Whatever happens, take responsibility and be accountable.
• Taking responsibility is one of the best measures of a leader’s power and maturity.
• By being accountable, the leader retains the power to change the result he/she produces and influence other to follow.
3. People are your greatest resource.
• There is no long lasting success without rapport among employees.
• Leaders who produce results, have a tremendous sense of respect and appreciation for people because those same people have been involved in the results process.
• Organizations that succeed have leaders that treat people with respect and dignity and see their employees as partners.
So how do you get leaders to “buy into” these concepts? You don’t! Either they believe and embrace them or they don’t. The next question is : What type of “screening” is needed to make sure that a potential leader has a developed moral compass?
These three simple points, if actually acted upon, can provide the “destination” that one’s moral compass can “set sail” towards that will build an environment of trust, honesty, transparency, and respect for all.