Integrity is clearly a necessary character trait for an effective leader. People won’t follow someone they don’t trust, and they won’t trust someone who does not have integrity. And yet, over and over again, we hear stories of leaders who compromise their integrity, and we see the negative (often devastating) outcomes. We all know how important it is, but people still seem to so frequently lack it, or it least have lapses of it. Why is that so? What do you think makes integrity so hard to maintain? Along with your thoughts, share some examples or lessons from your own experience that reflect the importance of integrity for leaders. Please share in the comment box below.