Is Integrity Becoming Extinct?

Is Integrity Becoming Extinct?

Without integrity and honor, having everything means nothing. -Robin Sharma Celebrating our American Independence day this week always causes me to ponder on my personal patriotism and love for my country. This in conjunction with a national public figure blatantly compromising their personal integrity has caused me great reflection. Consequently, I’m going to take the opportunity to discuss something that I’m extremely concerned about in our American society and which also affects the entire world. I want to start off with the definition of integrity because I’m not sure that some know what it means anymore. Merriam-Webster defines integrity as the quality of being honest and fair; firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values. What does it mean to be honest? Being honest is simple - it means telling the truth and making decisions that won’t compromise your values. I think we can take this one step further and seek out the truth and not let others just tell us what their truth is and believe them. Being fair is applying the “golden rule” which is doing unto others as you would have them do unto you. Taking this principle one step further would be to…

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Book Of The Month – July

Book of the Month – July

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow them and People will Follow You by John Maxwell is the book that I am recommending as my July Book of the Month. Maxwell supports his 21 laws with real business stories and leadership anecdotes. I’m confident that these 21 laws will benefit you along your leadership journey. One of his laws is the law of addition which states that leaders add value by serving others. As a leader, I strive to look for how I can serve others. I appreciate the leaders in my life that have been a wonderful example of service to me. Summary Many books on leadership are long on theory, but don’t help the reader understand how to put the theory into practice. Maxwell does not fall into that trap. At the end of every chapter, he lists three activities you can do to apply the law to your life. Not every leader will have a proficiency in all 21 Laws. Maxwell admits that there are laws that he still has to work on. In the Appendix, Maxwell presents a short leadership test to help you understand your strengths and weaknesses as they relate to the laws. Instead…

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