The day after the presidential elections, how can we be a strong influence for honorable leadership with our family, children, friends, and colleagues? This presidential campaign was fraught with dishonorable behavior on all sides of the political spectrum, and unfortunately most of us have little control over the attitudes and actions of others.
Instead as leaders desiring to live with character, courage, and commitment, let’s personally choose today (and tomorrow) to live and work based on the 7 core behaviors in the Honor Code –
- Tell the truth even when it’s difficult. Avoid duplicity and deceitful behavior.
- Treat others with dignity and respect. Take the lead, and show value to others.
- Keep your word and your commitments. Ask for relief sooner than later if necessary.
- Be ethical. Operate within the laws of the land, the guidelines of your profession, and the policies of your employer.
- Act responsibly; do your duty, and be accountable. Own your mistakes, and work to do better in the future.
- Be courageous. Lean into the pain of your fears to do what you know is right even when it feels unnatural or uncomfortable.
- Live your values. Be faithful to your spiritual core, your conscience, and your deepest intuitions.
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