Conscious Leaders Care about Honesty

The news continues to be filled with stories of companies who are still operating under the old model of business, who have cultures where it is acceptable to play loose with the truth. Just this week, we find out JPMorgan Chase, Barclays, RBS, Citigroup, and UBS have been manipulating foreign exchange rates for years (they will pay $5 billion in fines). PayPal has been using deceptive practices to lure customers into an online credit service (they will pay $25 million in fines). We could go on.

Conscious leaders care about honesty. They first are honest with themselves. They look inside and if they don’t like what they see, they make a change. They focus on personal growth. They put in place practices of rejuvenation and renewal. Rather than seeing the Wolf of Wall Street as their hero, they look to others for inspiration. They get support.

What are you doing to develop and grow? Does your organization’s culture support and reward shady business practices?