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Integrity and What it Means to You  02.07.2007

Do you know of someone whom you work with that you can always count on? They are the kind of person that says they will do something and they always follow through in a timely fashion. If you know someone like this, then you will understand the value of working with someone like this. You can trust them, and you know full well that they never make a promise they can’t keep.

“You can’t have trust without being trustworthy” - (Dr Stephen Covey).

Too many people are very good at 'talking the talk'. But there are a few who always, without fail, do what they say they will.

So now we come to you. Do you mean what you say and say what you mean consistently? Can people really count on you to follow through on what you say you will do?

High integrity is rare in today’s busy world, but it is certainly something that people greatly appreciate and admire. So, here are a couple of things you can do to make sure you demonstrate high integrity on a daily basis.

  • Never ever make a promise you can’t keep;
  • Always under-promise and over-deliver (and not the other way around. Your team and customers will appreciate it);
  • Be honest – both with yourself and others around you;
  • Be on time. It shows you value someone else’s time.

Remember: “You can’t talk your way out of a problem you behaved yourself into.” 

In today’s busy world, integrity is a shining light in a world of empty promises. I hope you make a decision today to show integrity with everything you do. People will love you for it!

Have a brilliant day!


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