Integrity

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Your Choices Make You or Break You

Each time we are faced with a choice, we are either moving closer to the person we want to be or further from it.   Who we are as a person is determined by the choices we make in life. Courage is a choice. Humility is a choice. Integrity is a choice. Selflessness is a choice. […]

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General James Mattis on Ethical Standards

On August 4, 2017 General James Mattis, the United States’ Secretary of Defense sent the following memo to every member of the Department of Defense.  Ethical behavior from our military’s leaders is expected by the public and by the military itself. General Mattis makes it clear how each officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel should behave […]

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Teamwork Versus Integrity

Last week I observed two sales representatives at a local restaurant taking a company mandated knowledge test together. When someone asked what they were doing the answer was “Just exercising good teamwork.” Really?  Is that what that was?

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Should Loyalty Trump Integrity

When President Trump purportedly asked FBI Director Comey for his loyalty, a shiver went down my spine.  I wrote the following blog over 3 years ago. It’s amazing how the title and topic of this blog seem eerily prophetic. I also want to thank the President, the former Director and every politician in Washington for […]

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We Need Warriors not Worriers!

Some people stress out and stay put. Others face their fears and move forward. Some people fear the unknown and hold others back. Other people embrace uncertainty and lead others through it. One person is a Worrier. The other person is a Warrior.

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The Integrity Ripple Effect

Temptation hits me everyday.  I am tempted by a lot of things I wish I wasn’t:  French fries, Buffalo wings, the SI Swimsuit issue, naps, and sarcasm are just a few.  This is just a sub-set of a much larger list. But the most insidious temptation in my life is lying.  What I used to […]

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Leadership – Duty and Setting the Example

Thank goodness politicians are not the only examples we have for leadership. Rarely do their words match their actions. They may be great speakers, but who cares! Our words mean nothing unless our actions follow those words. The actions of an introverted Leader of Character will lead a team to excellence before the eloquent words […]

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Funny Everyday Integrity Fails

“Have you been flossing?” What was I going to say?  The truth was, “No.”  But, I was struggling admitting that. So I said, “Some.” We all face daily tests of our Integrity.  Each time we are tested we have a choice between choosing the harder right versus the easier wrong. So often we look at […]

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Integrity – The Path of Most Resistance

The path of least resistance is often the road to hypocrisy.  The smooth and easy paths in life rarely lead us to living a life of Integrity.  That is why Integrity is so darn hard! I am not a saint. I have chosen the path of least resistance during my lifetime.  When I look back […]

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Four Traits Elite Teams Have In Common

“If you don’t know where you are going, how do you expect to get there.” is one of my favorite quotes of all time. We all want to lead or be part of an elite team. But what does good look like? What do elite teams have in common? How can a leader develop an […]

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