Cheaters Never Win

Cheaters Never Win

I really don’t know what’s going on in this world … but once again, cheaters never win !

From my book ˜Sparks – A Business Fable’ I share this segment with you:

 ‘I never want to be in a situation where so many business leaders have been lately-where they were caught doing something wrong and their actions were made public,’ he mused. ‘Adultery, stealing from the company, ripping off a customer, knowingly put out poor quality or dangerous product for personal or company gain or even anything as simple as lying to someone. It just isn’t worth it.’

And then just in the past week;

  • We’ve had a number of Atlanta police officers fired and suspended for lying about the details of a case they were involved in
  • Also in Atlanta we’ve had the Atlanta Public School superintendent resigning her leadership post because of a cheating on school test scores scandal. So now we don’t need to worry about kids cheating at school, we’ve got to worry about the teachers and their leaders cheating on behalf of the kids and then lying about it – read more here
  • I don’t know who was lying in the Casey Anthony trial … but with all of the accusations  being thrown around … it’s logical to think that somebody was lying
  • A famous major league baseball player  is at trial for lying to Congress … and to top it all off, this past weekend we’ve had a couple of professional football players in trouble with the law – but they’re denying all charges ranging from DUI to resisting arrest

My leadership tip for you this week comes fromSparks‘ 

You must lead your organization with unwavering character !

Trust and respect in a manager is earned and essential to organizational success.

Exceptional leaders consistently demonstrate their true character in their words, actions, and behaviors. They are sincere, truthful, fair, embracing of diversity, respectful of the rules, non-hypocritical, and quick to give credit where credit is due.

 People want to work for someone they trust and respect.  

You should also surround yourself with people of high character and integrity – hold them to a high standard and hold them accountable for their behavior. 
Finally, learn to pay attention to the signals that liars send you –  here is a great article to help you identify when someone is lying to you.
The world will be a better place if we could get everyone to realize that cheaters never win !

Do what you can – it’s not a one person job.

Enjoy your leadership journey. 

Randy Goruk develops business leaders through his coaching, training and professional speaking services. His book ‘Sparks – A Business Fable; Leadership Actions That Will Ignite Your Organization’ is available at

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