Do You Lead or Govern with Integrity?
Whether leading major IT projects, leading change, or serving on an IMC/other Board, we expect our leaders to have a solid foundation for how they choose priorities and make decisions.
Q 1 – On a personal level, your integrity depends on whether or not your personal practices, decisions, and day-to-day actions are in-tune with your own values.
Can you enunciate the 3 or 4 core values by which you live your life?
Value → Definition → Example of living it daily/weekly
How would you explain these as if you were talking to your teenage son/daughter/ niece/nephew?
Q 2 – Do you ‘walk your talk’?
Would employees or other Board members around you, see that you:
- Do what you say you will do?
- Act in a manner you expect others to act?
Q 3 – Are you consistent?
Are your decisions, ideas, concerns, ‘positions’, etc. consistent with each other, so others have a good sense of ‘where you are coming from’?
Do you Flip-Flop?
Q 4 – As a Leader or Board member, and thus a role model…
Do your personal & leadership practices exceed the standards of the ‘common person’?
Q 5 – Expense Claim Test!
If I were to randomly choose a recent expense claim and post it on a bulletin board (electronic or physical).
Would it pass the ‘smell test’ of your colleagues and public?