Being a person of integrity

August 21, 2010

What factors contribute to employees’ plans to seek new jobs as the economy improves?

48% of employees say “loss of trust”

46% say “lack of transparency in communications”

40% say “being treated unfairly or unethically by employers

Wow, if this research is even close to being comprehensive, then being a person of integrity is huge. If you are a person that regularly uses duplicity to gain advantage what I am about to write will not be any help. This note will help the person who intends to do the right thing but due to poor self management, “right” is way over conquered by “tyranny of the urgent.”

There are two activities a person can develop to improve their integrity:

1. Better self management of time and

2. Speaking straight: i.e. let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no.

  self management of time. Click the “categories” = “time management” on the right hand side of this site and you can read a year’s worth of detail. In summary though, to be a person of integrity with regard to time I MUST be monitoring my promises and keeping them reliably in existence. If you keep them in memory or on a random listing you are “cruising for a bruising”. Just a matter of time, before you crash and burn. If you use your calendar effectively then

    1. Every promise for action is recorded.
    2. Buffers are left to prepare and transit the next item
    3. White space is used for additional promises
    4. I have access to my calendar always
    5. I use my calendar to run my day

David, you must be kidding. My day is total react. Well there is a way of using your calendar when that is your life situation also: do not schedule anything under “busy”, everything for you is “tentative” and the people who connect with you must know this.

  1. Speaking straight. Click the “categories” = Toastmasters. We have learned how to be deceptive and to speak without really saying anything. We have learned how to speak equivocally with great eloquence. You appear to have said something but you said nothing. President Obama found himself role modeling this reality over the last two days with regard to his thoughts on building a mosque near ground zero. “Oh, I did not say what I clearly said.” You and I will reap a commensurate reward if we do not speak straight. How to get better at speaking straight?
    1. Be clear in your mind and heart on what you believe about a situation
    2. Speak from the heart
    3. Work on self development of your communications skills to insure you speak accurately the thoughts of your heart. Anytime I find that I want to avoid the truth totally or just “spin” the truth I do a “heart” check on what is going on inside of me. Most of the times that clears my thoughts and leads me to correct words. Enjoy the blessing of personal integrity.


  1. Motivating blog

  2. This post really made me think.

  3. I should have found this article much sooner. Other articles on this topic had me so confused. Thank you for making clear and valid points that I can easily understand.

  4. This article is brilliant. It has really made me think and that’s the kind of writing I enjoy reading the most. Thank you for this well written material and information.

  5. Nice Post. This record helped me in my college assignment. Thnaks Alot

  6. I wish I had found your article sooner, but now I’m here. I like your fresh points in this content. That’s just so very refreshing.

  7. I’m not sure any other writer could have written this any better than you. Your unique points really make this material stand out. I can really relate to your material.

  8. I could go on and on about how great your article is, but I’d rather tell you I appreciate your dedication to writing quality content. It’s seldom I see writers care this much. Thank you.

  9. Words are something you are apparently good with as seen in this article. I think you have a lot of great wisdom on this subject. I like your writing style.

  10. I haven’t been this intrigued by an original article since I’m not sure when. It appears you have put a lot of effort into planning, researching and writing this informative article. This is excellent work.

  11. Impressive! I am amazed at how well you use words to get your point across. I would be interested in reading more of your work.

  12. I enjoyed reading your informative article and considering the points you made. You make a lot of sense. This is an excellent piece of writing. Thanks for sharing this so we can all read it.

  13. I do a lot of online reading these days and have found it really hard to find good articles. I’m glad I got to read your article because it proves there is interesting online content.

  14. Your material has made this information seem self-explanatory because you have done such a good job of making it understood. I am impressed with your unique thoughts and I agree.

  15. This content is written very well. Your use of formatting when making your points makes your observations very clear and easy to understand. Thank you.

  16. It’s apparent that you have gone to a lot of effort in researching and writing this quality article. I share many of your same viewpoints. Your writing is very effective.

  17. The way the writer has presented various viewpoints has raised my interest in this subject. I will be looking for more articles from this writer.

  18. This is let you know that this article had my interest in the first sentence. The writer is creative, intelligent and has mastered wording so as to capture the interest of the reader right away.

  19. Your fresh take in this material has a lot of thought-provoking ideas that really took me by surprise. I share your thoughts on many points. You really made me think.

  20. I think your article is a real winner. Your content is informative without being boring and clearly stated. I think you’re ideas are right on.

  21. This is totally awesome! You have a great mind. This is interesting content I can respect and appreciate. It’s obvious you’re knowledgeable in this area.

  22. Your content is excellent and contains tons of great information. Your perceptions on this topic are interesting, profound and different. I agree with a lot of this material. Thank you.

  23. Impressive content is the way I am going to describe this article for starters. Your gift for original informative content is unsurpassed on this subject.

  24. This is wonderful information. It’s well-written, articulate and very clear. You are on point with a lot of your content as far as I’m concerned.

  25. This is the perfect blog for anyone who wants to know about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I really would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new spin on a subject thats been written about for years. Great stuff, just great!

  26. Your writing style says a lot about who you are and in my opinion I’d have to say you’re insightful. This article reflects many of my own thoughts on this subject. You are truly unique.

  27. I am amazed by how well you have voiced your views here. It takes a very smart person with good writing skills to put this kind of information into words.

  28. Hey there and thanks for your data – Ive undoubtedly picked up one thing new from right here.

  29. Being a person of integrity Leadership Manager Magnificent goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just too excellent. I really like what you’ve acquired here, really like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it sensible. I cant wait to read much more Being a person of integrity Leadership Manager again from you. Thanks For Share .

  30. This original content is out of the ordinary. I appreciate that you’ve gone off the beaten path with your points and I agree with most.

  31. It takes a special person to write a great quality article and you are such a person. The points you make in this writing are well thought out and written.

  32. Thank you for writing this article in such clear terminology. You are great with this kind of content and I agree with your unique thoughts.

  33. “Being a person of integrity | LEADERSHIP MANAGER” in
    reality got me addicted on your blog! I actuallywill wind up being back alot more normally.
    Thanks a lot -Arnoldo

  34. Glad to be of help. Let us all help one another.

Speak Your Mind