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Saturday, July 16, 2011


I see three levels of integrity.

Soon after someone learns that integrity is keeping your promises, they reason that if they don’t make any promises, they can have perfect integrity.

Then they discover nobody cares. Some never go beyond.

The next step is to make and keep appropriate promises, depending on what you can handle and your capability.

Finally, because life is a rodeo, integrity is making the promises that need to be made and then finding ways to keep them.

What’s your level?

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1 comment:

  1. Dick:

    A good look at Integrity.

    Saying the levels differently is instructive:

    The no promises person is 'not lacking integrity'

    The appropriate promises person has 'comfortable integrity' (not stray from a conservative view of what can deliver and therefore can promise)

    The what needs done person has 'integrity and reliability' - can be counted on without a wingman in a formation.