A survey by a US firm revealed that people place a high value on leaders who have integrity. The research conducted by Robert Half Management Resources questioned more than 1000 office workers and over 2200 Chief Financial Officers. The employees were asked to name the most important attribute in a corporate leader.
As narrated on the Economist, the employees rated integrity as the most essential quality in a leader. Tim Hird, the Executive director at Robert Half Management Resources said, “People want to work for those who are ethical. They know that if their leader acts with integrity, that leader will treat them right and do what’s best for the business.”
Leaders with integrity lead their organizations to prosper. “Companies with strong, ethical management teams enhance their ability to attract investors, customers, and talented professionals,” notes Tim Hird.
Given the great significance of having integrity in society, a group of young musicians by the name Shofar is working to promote the good attribute especially in the corporate sector in Kenya.
Shofar is a music group comprised of young people between 18-35 years from diverse professional backgrounds. They use music to push for positive change in society and spread hope and integrity throughout the region.
The team has organized the “Shofar Integrity Dinner”; an event aimed at promoting good leadership and integrity; creating awareness on the need for integrity and solid value systems; and showcasing the negative effects of lack of integrity to the corporate sector, to the youths, and the general public.
The dinner will host notable leaders who have excelled in their positions such as; the guest of honor; Hon. Dr. Fred Matiang’i the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Security, the keynote speaker; Ms. Sylvia Mulinge- Chief Customer Officer, Safaricom; Hon. Kivutha Kibwana – Governor Makueni County, and Eng. Patrick Obath – Chairman, Standard Chartered Bank Kenya.
A panel discussion by the famed leaders will tackle topics such as Personal Integrity, Work ethic in the workplace, and Integrity in the leadership of the private sector. The event will take place on 18th July at the Trademark Hotel starting from 5.30 pm. 400 valued guests are expected to attend the dinner.