What you count, counts.
Transfer fear into prudence, pain into information, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking. Honor is defined by what you are in the eyes of others; i.e., faithful, respected, with integrity. It’s what is untouchable and intangible. This stage is characterized by fragmented and siloed financial solutions bolted on through years with no cohesive structure. Vendors offer the how, but without a leader to deconstruct the silos with what and why to align the people, the strategy, and the execution to achieve results, the cost of mediocrity is revealed.
As an executive, you require a comprehensively led solution focused on your what and why and reported in progress to goal. Though it seems like table stakes for most professional executives, no one on Wall Street executes the discipline to achieve these personal results.
We call it honor, the Greeks call it Ethos, the Japanese call it Bushido, and Tecumseh wrote a great poem about it: