Regardless of whether or not you follow football, you’ve probably heard that the recently appointed England manager, Sam Allardyce, lost his position due to inappropriate conduct.
Integrity – the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles. Integrity in the workplace is of the utmost importance, especially in management. This means integrity in things directly related to work and things outside of work hours.
While this is a fairly unique case in the realm of management, it does translate into almost every managerial position. Ultimately the FA decided to let him go, and we’ve put together a few lessons that we can learn from his mistakes.
WHAT SAM ALLARDYCE DID WRONG
1.Bending the rules of the game
2. Insulting his predecessors
3.Insulting his team
4.Insulting the FA
HOW THIS TRANSLATES TO THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
1.Bending the rules
2. Insulting your predecessors
3. Insulting your team
4. Insulting your boss
The FA undoubtedly made the correct decision. The majority of boys (and many girls) above the age of 14 will know who the England Manager is and to keep someone on who shows such a lack of integrity would be setting an awful example to adults and children alike. They stated that the manager should “show respect for the integrity of the game at all times” which was clearly not the case for Allardyce.
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