Mr. Dale Carnegie believed in integrity and relationships and he always had a humble way about him to explain how to achieve success in life and business. His rare insights and understanding of people, relationships, and leadership are especially important in 2014 because his message is so aligned with common sense principles. These strategic messages make us better professionals.
As we open up the Detroit Free Press or the Detroit News on a regular basis, we are seeing an increasing amount of content that focuses on the lack of honesty and integrity. From athletes to politicians, it is very clear to the leadership here in Metro Detroit that many individuals have questionable morals and an often total disregard to integrity and ethics.
Leadership and integrity combined drives consistency and fairness and gives trust and respect to employees. Leaders who are successful are followed in good times and bad, and it always is easier to follow leaders who do the right thing.
Leaders should follow and embrace the following four beliefs:
- Always tell the truth no matter what the situation
- Keep every promise.
- Choose integrity even if other strategies are easier to do
- Stick to ethical guiding principles in every instance regardless of outcome.
Here in the automobile capital of the world, Dale Carnegie Training knows that leadership has moments of both risk and uncertainty. With the focus on honesty and values, good organizations become better over time. The simple message from Mr. Carnegie has been to always do what is right in every situation. This is what gave the Carnegie organization its longevity and its continued impact. Standing up for what is right is something that has never changed in over 100 years.
Always focus on the core principles of people and integrity. It gives clear direction to help others.
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.” Dale Carnegie
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