Saturday, August 8, 2015


The best definition I have ever heard for the word integrity is:

Doing the right thing even if no one is watching.

What a great definition. If we all behaved this way, imagine how simple it would be? Complete transparency, great intentions, open mindedness, no fear, etc.

Having integrity doesn’t mean doing what you feel in the moment or doing it your way. It means doing what is best for all concerned and if that means raising your hand and admitting you made a mistake, all the better. If it means you are not comfortable with a situation, you ask for help.

The “even if no one is watching” part of the definition is where it hits the bullseye. The reality is we should behave as if everyone is watching, because ultimately they are. Eventually, it comes to someone’s attention; at some point another person will know.

Might as well assume the world is watching and taking note. If we hide what we do, it will erode our relationships, even if in the moment, we got away with it.

Barry LaBov
LABOV Marketing Communications and Training

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