Terry gives a great summary of a discussion we have been having with leaders around the world in our Masters in Global Leadership class.
This week in my M.A. course, we discussed leadership competencies, specifically the need for spirituality and integrity for leaders.
Spirituality was defined as: centered, eternal awareness, moral concern, recognition of the sacred, meaning and purpose.
Integrity was defined as: oneness, wholeness, connectedness, all parts intersect and reflect the whole; you are who you claim to be.
I view these competencies as vital character traits and essential practices for an effective leader. I have experienced the negative consequences of leadership that lacked these competencies: spiritual manipulation, pride, selfishness, ego, false pretense, corruption, and debt. Sadly, I admit that sometimes I have been the one who caused those negative consequences.
Why do you think that spirituality and integrity are important for leaders?
On the other hand, a leader with spirituality and integrity competencies displays authenticity, emotional intelligence, and consistency in being, knowing and doing. An authentic leader earns trust; a leader with…
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