To my mind the three most important qualities any team concerned with building a firm foundation can posses are these: respect, compassion and mercy. These qualities of character are signs of strength, not weakness, and they provide “oil” necessary to lubricate the areas of friction between departments, between people and within the individual himself.
Building an organization free of the uglier elements of human nature takes time, patience and ingenuity. You must, as a leader, establish a beachhead of excellence and then invite others one by one into your camp. The genuine concern for purposeful living establishes the trajectory toward refinement, while integrity unlocks the door to the gate which leads to the camp. Both are necessary and both must be nourished if there is any hope of having people with you on the basis I am describing.