Integrity is defined as the the state of being whole and undivided. The quality of being honest, and having strong moral principles. Integrity is a very valuable skill, as it allows others to trust you, to learn from you and to respect you. Living the life you envision.
Empowering so many individuals within my life I found it valuable to provide some traits individuals share that I have witnessed as an individual and leader in todays world.
People who live in true integrity encompass the following characterizes:
Stay true to your values and beliefs. Trust your instincts rather than seeking confirmation from others. You need to live this life. Make it one you are proud of. There is no better identifier for integrity than authenticity.
Understand who you are and the values that you aspire to.
Your behavior is not influenced by others who do not share your values. Hold yourself to a higher standard within your conscience. When you are confident others will value you and proud that you are their leader and/or friend.
Make the best choices
Do what is right vs wrong. Care not about where life is taking you and your business/ organization but also how you are getting.
Transparent and honest
Feel no need to lie as it is important for them to get to where they need to get in life honestly.. When you are honest and value it, everything you say and do provides credibility. But when you’re dishonest, your reputation is easily soiled and will speak volumes for you. Fact is honest people do not fear the truth.
Each time you speak and make a commitment, you place your honor and integrity on the line. Keep the promise or commitment as it should be as important to you as it is to the recipient. You can always rely on people of integrity to have a word as strong as stone.
Be in the best of company
Surround yourself with honorable people. That you support and they support you. Level up to people you admire and respect, connect. Look for ways to inspire and help others grow in integrity.
When you live with honor, people know your behavior is reliable, your heart is in the right place, and your word is as good as gold. People believe in you and trust your company and authority.
When you have true integrity, you are more attuned with the world and those around you.
When you notice that someone is experiencing something troubling, you do your best to assist them with their situation actively.
Be prepared to accept the consequences of your actions. Understanding what is right is not as important as doing what is right. Be aware that yours may not always be the most popular road traveled.
Hard work and sacrifice build character, contribute to success, and promotes happiness. Face the fears you are facing and provide a fresh perspective and strategy to move forward.
Make a difference
Be a positive force in people’s lives. Make people feel they are important; bring out the best in them; help them without expecting in return; be genuinely happy for their achievements. The more you do for others, the happier you’ll be with yourself.
Live for a cause greater than yourself
Understand your life's purpose. It will inspire you, keep you grounded, and provide stability regardless of the uncertainty in your life and the world. Most of all, living life with purpose will motivate you to get up in the morning and make your life meaningful.
Working on your integrity develops your character and wholeness and determines your success. Building on your integrity through a professional strategist that will work with you outlining your path.
No matter if you are a leader in a worldwide organization, a small business owner, a leader of a country, or your own leader, it is a known fact that people do not trust, collaborate or engage well with those that lack integrity.
The more you live within integrity the more others will admire your presence and follow your lead, the more others believe in you and your leadership, the more opportunities will be attracted to you and you will inspire others to be the best version of themselves empowering your workforce to go above and beyond their call of duties.
As a leader of a business or organization inspiring a culture of integrity is important. Learn more on our blog Leading a Strong Organizational Culture Remotely Through the Pandemic.
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