We are judged by what we do, not by what we say we are going to do.
This was one of my PhD research findings into Authentic Leaders - those who combine self-awareness and self-regulation with integrity and ethics.
I thought that there would be a difference between people's perceptions of leader's rhetoric vs what they actually do .......... however, statistically, that isn't the case. Politicians in particular need to take note - we don't care what you say, - we will make our own judgements of your integrity based on what you do!
If organisations want to gauge the integrity quotient of their leaders - it's very easy - use the new Authentic Leadership 360 and ask the people who really matter (i.e. the employees) what they really think of their leaders and whether they trust them or not!
Seems obvious to me!
My best wishes as always to all,