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“Integrity is about making agreements you can keep and keeping agreements you make.” — Werner Erhardt, Founder of est
“DWYSYWD (Do what you say you will do).” — James Kouzes & Barry Posner
“Deeds, not words, my son.” — Robin Hood’s father
“Actions speak louder than words.” — Mother
“Integrity is a fine sense of one’s obligations.” — Max Depree
According to a poll by TIME magazine, 70% of American workers trust no one in their organization.
Do you know if you’re walking the talk? Employees often can’t hear what their bosses say because the actions speak too loudly. Check your blind spots – 360 degrees around you. Ask people to point up inconsistencies between what you say and do. One CEO from a well-known manufacturing company requested that his employees provide him feedback when he was not living up to the company values. What happened? The employees starting checking their own behavior first. An unintended outcome: accidents – which had been way too high – fell to zero.
Key Associates offers a facilitated retreat process to help organizations identify and mediate trust-related issues in teams. Contact us for details.
TruthZone gives you the tools to become the master of your own destiny. It will show you how to change your situation, add greater value, and deal with the people and situations that stand in your way.
Check out the journal, Business Ethics: Corporate Social Responsibility Report. Call (612) 879-0695 for a trial issue. Find out more.
Public-I: The Center’s mission is to provide the American public with the findings of its investigations and analyses of public service, government accountability, and ethics-related issues. The Center’s books, reports, and newsletters uniquely combine political science and investigative reporting, unfettered by the usual time and space constraints.
Top Ten Reasons to Live a Life of Integrity: Examine the top ten reasons to live a life of integrity.
Why Integrity Matters: Integrity is defined as “adherence to moral and ethical principles; honesty.” The key to integrity is consistency – not only setting high personal standards for oneself (honesty, responsibility, respect for others, fairness) but also living up to those standards each day.
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