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Demonstrate character.


Summary

A leader’s character will make or break their reputation. People will not give 100% of their efforts to leaders that lack character.

Moral courage, empathy, humility, and honesty are the “must have” components of character for leaders.

Demonstrating character is the best way to lead by example. Moral courage and honesty earn trust. Humility and empathy show respect.

Ethical challenges are a regular source of adversity in organizations. People of character handle stress better.  

Demonstrating character helps create a positive climate and build resilient teams. Demonstrate character is a leader task for front-line supervisors, middle managers, and senior leaders.