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From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom by Navi Radjou, Prasad Kaipa

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Bridging the Integrity Gap

Many leaders in business or politics have integrity issues. Just read the news: they break promises, suppress their true feelings, and don’t have the courage of their convictions. There is a misalignment of their words, feelings, their authentic self, and their actions. They are perceived as being inauthentic, and their actions are often judged as inappropriate. Becoming a wise leader entails cultivating self-awareness by minding the integrity gap and then bridging it. In doing so, you will improve your credibility, commitment, and courage.24

Credibility: Bridging the Saying-Doing Gap

A credibility gap emerges when what you say is misaligned with what you do. For example, most organizations have articulated a vision, ...

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