A man's reputation is the opinion people have of him; his character is what he really is. ~ Jack Miner When I was younger I used to be very concerned about what other people thought of me. I used to adjust my thoughts and actions in anticipation of how it would be perceived by others. … Continue reading On Life: Reputation vs. Character
Here is another story from Stephen M.R. Covey's book, the Speed of Trust, that teaches about the courage needed for integrity. It was related by the wife of a man who was in medical school some years ago. "Getting into medical school is pretty competitive, and the desire to do well and be successful puts … Continue reading On Leadership: The Courage Needed for Integrity
My life is an indivisible whole, and all my activities run into one another...My life is my message. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
I have been rereading Stephen M.R. Covey's wonderful book, The Speed of Trust, and felt the share a story he used to teach integrity. Dr. Covey defines integrity when there is no gap between intent and behavior. He calls this congruence. Dr. Covey illustrates this principle with a story about Mahatma Gandhi. "At one point … Continue reading On Leadership: Integrity
Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters. ~Albert Einstein
Little things count. Like when someone calls in to talk to a manager and his assistant says he is in a meeting when he is not. It's the little things that your employees notice. ~ Frank VanderSloot, President and CEO of Melaleuca
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.
Do not consider anything for your interest which makes you break your word, quiet your modesty, or incline you to any practice which will not bear the light or look the world in the face. ~Marcus Aurelius