Advancing the development of leadership is a task that cannot wait until a future time, and the foundation begins with character.
To strengthen character consider these suggestions.
1) 10-10-10 Principle: As Suzy Welch wrote, we must learn to ask, “Can I live with this decision 10 minutes, 10 months, and 10 years from now?”
2) Character Audit: Take a values inventory and ask, “What has greater value: Character or money? Character or achievement? Character or popularity?” When inconsistencies exist, change.
3) Challenge Hypocrisy: Regardless of where we are or who we are around, our character must reflect consistency.
These three suggestions strengthen our character for better leadership.