For Leaders, Decency Is Just as Important as Intelligence

Business leaders make countless decisions that affect employees, customers, shareholders, communities, and even society as a whole.

Traditionally, there have been two important traits that leaders need to have: intellect (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ). Today, however, they also need a third: decency.

Having decency means a leader not only has empathy for employees and colleagues but also has the genuine desire to care for them. It means wanting something positive for everyone in the workplace and ensuring everyone feels respected and valued.

The complete article is available on the Harvard Business Review website.