Sometimes it’s easy, and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes the right choice is obvious, and sometimes it takes research, discovery, or perhaps study. And let’s admit it, the possibility of always choosing the right path is probably not going to happen, but as leaders, (whether in business, or anywhere else) we should always strive to make the right choice.
The right choice strengthens your character and illustrates your integrity. When you choose to do the right things, it shows those you are leading that “character matters”. Making your goals and aspirations subordinate to those of others builds trust.
The right choice demonstrates responsibility. When you realize that you are the one that is ultimately responsible for your own success, you set an example for those that are following you.
The right choice should always be in harmony with our values. Too often in the world today, decisions are made because they just affect others, but the real challenge is to always do the right thing, even when it’s uncomfortable, or negatively affects us personally.
For real leaders, the message is clear. Make the right choice – always!