Author: Linda Dippenaar

In Millennials Matter: Proven Strategies for Building Your Next-Gen Leader, I include an entire chapter on the importance of being trustworthy as a leadership development skill. Being trustworthy and keeping our word is vital for a leader who strives to make a positive impact over the long haul. As many of us have observed and/or lived first handed, the consequences of a poor leader whom you can't trust are profound. Therefore, it is with great sadness that I recently read of a decision that the U.S. government made in 2013, where they give themselves permission to lie to the American people. What!!??

In your executive leadership development plan, why might it be important that you, as a leader, get increased clarity on your personal vision, values, and virtues? Since the beginning of 2020, your life has been turned upside down by global lockdowns, along with multiple economic and technology disruptions. Then, the Russian-Ukrainian crisis with its global repercussions on the 24/7 news cycle. And, now new health scares threaten us with more lockdowns.