We’ve seen many leaders in the past who got so blinded by the persona they assume in public. They pile up lies over lies over lies to appear as they want to, which eventually leads to their downfall. However, becoming an everyday leader must be someone we can trust with everything that comes out of their mouth. It means having integrity in everything that you do. When you take all the crucial aspects of integrity in leadership into action, only then can you become an everyday leader.
This is the final episode of The Everyday Leader season of the Seek, Go, Create podcast. The season may be coming to a close, but the learning will not stop here.
Host Tim Winders will share his unscripted thoughts and summaries from the past episodes of the season. The most significant takeaways from this season are the aspects of integrity in leadership and self-awareness, which Tim would highlight in the episode. He also shares some behind-the-scenes details about the podcast and what you can expect in the future.
These are not final, definitive thoughts, but they are Almost Final. You shouldn’t miss this episode, so stay tuned.
Here are three reasons why you should listen to the full episode:
- Get a recap and summary of what we talked about in the season.
- What are the two most important aspects of becoming an everyday leader?
- Get a sneak peek of the upcoming Seek, Go, Create season.
[03:57] The Issue of Integrity in Leadership
- Leaders can have their character gradually be eaten away.
- It becomes somewhat of a slow erosion; they begin slipping.
- The change in behavior doesn’t happen in an instant. It may have been going on for some time, but no one called those leaders out on it.
- There are degrees of character and integrity.
- What impacts the integrity in leadership is hypocrisy.
[08:06] Tim’s Observations on Character & Integrity Issues
- The bigger the gap is between your public statements and private life, the more likely we’re dealing with these issues.
- Based on Tim’s experience doing business, males are more likely to have these issues.
- In most interactions, there are fewer future issues if he meets both the husband and wife.
- You can learn a lot about a person when you see how they act around their spouse.
- The slippery slope of exaggeration happens when you pile lies over lies to persuade people.
[12:37] Foundation of Trust
- The foundation of trust entails being able to look at someone and know they have some degree of integrity.
- Organizations won’t function efficiently without trust.
[14:00] Tips to Not Get Caught Up in the Slippery Slope
- You need people who can speak into your life clearly and succinctly. It’s not easy to listen to yourself.
- Operate with integrity and character.
- Become more self-aware. Self-awareness is the foundation of success.
- It’s very difficult to deal with relationships if someone does not understand their self-image and identity.
- Being comfortable with who you are allows you to be a leader.
[26:04] The Challenge
- Keep on working and monitoring your integrity and your character.
- Always be mindful of what you see when you look in the mirror.
- Reach out to people and resources that can help you.
[27:42] A Glimpse of Where We’re Headed with Seek, Go, Create
- We’re going to be exploring the story behind the tagline.
- The next phase of the podcast will feature interviews that nourish the spirit, soul, and body.
- Listen to the full episode for a glimpse of these interviews!
5 Powerful Quotes from This Episode
“If you make one compromise, it becomes easy to make another compromise, and then you become desensitized, and then you can make another one. And before you know it, the glaring lights of publicity and news media may be shining on you, and you are asking yourself, ‘How did you end up this way?’”
“You can learn a lot about people when you see how they act around their spouse or their mate.”
“Everyone needs people that you can run things by with humility, and say, ‘What do you think about this? Give me some feedback. Tell me: am I on track here?’”
“The world needs people that do what they say they’re going to do. The world needs people that when they tell someone, ‘I’m going to show up on time,’ they show up on time, that when people say, ‘I’m going to do something for you,’ they actually follow up and do it.”
“The way you see yourself when you look in the mirror, that is a critical factor in how you lead and how you become a steward of those people, places, and things that you’ve been gifted with.”
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