Suggestions for Building Leadership
Jeannette Galvanek and
Ed Konczal, Vital Relationships LLC.
25 Lessons from Jack Welch
scoundrels at the gate – when you are hiring people for leadership
positions use new approaches to reviews and assessments that are
designed to surface integrity issues. Companies such as
Bristol-Myers, Pfizer and even smaller companies such as Spartan
Stores are using innovative approaches to filter out candidates with
Major Causes of Failure in Leadership
Integrity components in your compensation and
incentives programs for all not just executives.
between leaders and people in the organization has
deteriorated despite polished multimedia techniques. Your message
may be lost in the technology. Try a proven old technique. Tell
at company meetings, publish these
stories in company newsletters.
Leader development programs, make sure the first course or
seminar includes Integrity.
by the people in your company. Let them see you and talk with you in
a relaxed place. If you “hide” in your office, it will be more
difficult to build Integrity. A simple change of venue can make a big
difference in establishing a leader’s integrity.
bureaucracy on its head.
Delegate and let people in your group
really show their stuff.
Establish a “safe haven” approach that permits employees to surface
integrity problems without them fearing retribution.
decisions will always be a challenge to Integrity. At such times it
takes courage to do the right things. Leadership with integrity
acknowledges accountability and responsibility. Step up to the task,
don’t waste time over analyzing. If you embrace integrity you will
know what to do.
of the “yes men/women”. Surround yourself with a trusted team of
people with diverse viewpoints who will tell you what they really
think about your ideas. Beware of falling in love with your own