In order to be a leader, a person must have followers, and in order to have followers, a person must have their confidence….. thus the supreme quality for a leader is unquestionable integrity. Without integrity , no real success is possible.
Develop moral courage:
Practice truthfulness and honesty at all times:
The corporate world is littered with the corpses and remnants of people and companies, who thought they could misrepresent the facts, or cover up problems and get away with them. They could not. They tried, and were caught. So will you. And when you do , you will lose credibility instantly.
You need to guard against white lies too – they often are the crack in the dam wall , waiting to burst apart ….
Take a stand for what you believe is morally right
Practice what you preach: