1.3 Modeling integrity

We would like to start this topic by 10 minutes video from Randy Pennington. This video helps you to reflect what does integrity mean for leaders.

Randy is author of the award-winning books Results Rule! and Make Change Work. His insights have appeared in
Fast Company, Entrepreneur, the New York Times in numerous newspapers and many professional/trade
association journals, and as a contributor to the Huffington Post. His expertise has made him a respected guest
commentator with appearances on CNN, PBS, Fox News, the ABC Radio Network, and the BBC.

7 key stones (7 C) of integrity are:

  • Clarity
  • Constancy
  • Consistency
  • Congruency
  • Commitment
  • Courage
  • Concern

Another look on professional integrity brings this article: Integrity: Definition and Examples Definiton (10 minutes reading).

We would like to emphise 7 key actions which help leader as a true leader.

  • Treat everyone the same.
  • Reward honesty.
  • Admit your mistakes.
  • Encourage teams to speak freely.
  • Conduct self-assessments.
  • Keep your commitments.
  • Put in maximum effort.

For more details read How to Maintain Professional Integrity in the Workplace (10 minutes reading).


Try to answer couple question and write your answer to your notepad: Does your institution has integrity? Do you have integrity? Where are the weak points of your integrity? What can you do better in this area (focus on 7 key actions). (15 minutes excercise)