U.S. Army General Lucian K. Truscott, Jr. (1895-1965) observed:
“Character is what you are. Reputation is what others think you are. The reason that some fail to climb the ladder of success, or of leadership if you want to call it that, is that there is a difference between reputation and character. The two do not always coincide. A man may be considered to have sterling chracter. Opportunity might come to that man; but if he has the reputation for something he is not, he may fail that opportunity. I think character is the foundation of successful leadership.”
Your leadership – what you do -cannot be separated from your character – who you are. Take the needed steps to ensure your character, your integrity and your leadership are above reproach.
It’s just a thought!
Stay the Course,
Dr. Greg Morris
Source: quoted in Air Force Journal of Logistics, March 22, 2005. Gen. Truscott was a successful U.S. Army General during World War II and CIA’s Deputy Director for Coordination after the war.