Last Friday, I shared my Six Rules for Leading With Intention as a new perspective on leading from the inside-out! For the next six weeks, I’ll be introducing you to a new rule each week so you can fully embrace this Wholehearted Leadership Revolution and amplify your impact!
Live With Integrity
This is what practicing values-driven leadership should feel like – it fits you just right and leaves you feeling satisfied!
Our world needs you to show up more authentically.
It’s time to retire superficial practices that cause you to hijack your personal standards. It’s time to not sell out to please others or accomplish tasks.
Embrace integrity instead!
Begin by grounding yourself in your core values. Then, align your attitudes and actions accordingly.
hen you are self-aware of what matters most to you and are deeply rooted in these principles, making congruent choices to live with integrity will define your leadership.
- What core values characterize your leadership? Write down your top five values here and define them in your own words.
- Where have you been compromising your integrity by selling out? Consider who or what is putting pressure on you. Choose to release the hold it has in your decisions.
- Define what truly authentic leadership looks like for you. What small to radical changes do you need to make in the next day… week… month… even year… to live with more integrity?
Using your top five core values you’ve identified, choose one value for each day of the week to set as a guidepost for your actions.
To fully integrate these values into your leadership practice, consider what images, songs, or quotes will bring each value to life. For example, if Monday’s focus is on “perseverance,” you might change your computer desktop photo to a runner crossing the finish line. Or you can write out Thomas Edison’s famous quote (“Genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration)” on your bathroom mirror. Have fun with this and make it your own!
At the beginning of each day, take a moment to reflect on why you chose this value and what it means to you. Then set an intention for how you’d like to practice it throughout your day. Check in with yourself at lunch and see what experiences have allowed you to exercise this value and others that might have limited or silenced it. At the end of the day, take a moment to reflect on how you were able to live with more integrity. Reflect on what challenged or stretched you. Write this down and honor it.
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Create a great day,