"The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity." - Zig Ziglar
Many persons look to the executive level of organizations for leadership on issues of integrity. The acceptable and expected behaviours of the employees of an organization, from bottom to top, are usually located in the company's code of ethics. This code should be representative of the values that undergird the culture of the organization. Sadly, in many organizations, the code is nothing more than a document filed away in human resources and only resurrected when there is a breach of it. It is not a part of the culture of the organization, and most persons are unaware of its content.
Leadership at all levels, CEO to supervisor, should demonstrate integrity in all their actions and conversations. They represent a living example of the code of ethics in action. They should be like a movie where the video and the audio are in sync. Anything to the contrary confuses team members about what is expected of them.
How are you influencing your team members to operate in integrity? If your team members were to follow your example, would they be walking in integrity?
Ethics is a lost art where profit and loss are the driving force