So leaders need to realize that their words, activities, selections and methodologies help to create the company’s true values and its culture. To help keep in mind how leaders shape organizational conduct, we reached out to David M. Long, assistant professor of Organizational Behavior at the Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary. According to Long, there are just three key pillars of a pacesetter’s trustworthiness and integrity is one of the three.
“Followers examine how faithful a pacesetter is predicated on their skill, their benevolence and their integrity,” he claims. “Followers are inclined to be vulnerable in a great way to leaders they trust, and are more inclined to be happy with and committed to them.