Why Integrity Matters

Which side of the equation gets your effort? Are you working harder on you, or on what I think of you? And if your #leadership influence isn’t what you’d like it to be, I bet that’s because you’re spending your energy trying to manipulate what I think.

Integrity Matters

Integrity comes from the Latin word for integer. Integer means something doesn’t divide easily. It’s a whole. Integrity originally meant purity, completeness, the opposite of hypocrisy. Only recently have we associated it with honesty or trustworthiness, possibly because it’s easy to make promises and present ourselves a particular way in our easy-media culture. Everything we do becomes an input for how others judge us. Since we can be in a number of places at once now with social media and traditional media, we can present ourselves to many more people than ever before.

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