Influence will never last if a person does not have INTEGRITY with the people he is trying to influence. Integrity is not just something you do, it is and has to be who you are. INTEGRITY has to be a major part of who you are as well as what you do.
In the first stage of INFLUENCE, “modeling” it will not take long for the people who begin to follow you, to realize if you have INTEGRITY OR NOT. It will become apparent in the decisions and judgments you make every day in your work, as well as in your family and free time.
INTEGRITY goes with you everywhere you go and everything you do. If you are not a person of INTEGRITY, make it a life PRINCIPLE TO BECOME a person of INTEGRITY. Without it you can never have followers that will follow you for long.