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3 Traits of Integrity

Integrity is more than simple honesty, it defines "who" you are and "how" you handle life.  It is a key driver to engagement and engagement drives success.


Three Character Traits of Integrity:
  • Soundness: An unimpaired condition.
  • Incorruptibility: A firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.
  • Completeness: The quality or state of being complete or undivided
Integrity gives rise to the unique ability to "pull" things together, to make it all happen no matter how challenging the circumstances.


I have learned that people with integrity tend to:
  • Connect well with others
  • Easily build trust
  • Finish well
  • Possess a strong view of reality
  • Let their "yes be yes" and their "no be no"
Integrity is not something that you either have or don't.  It can be developed, grown and shared. As I wrap this up, I am reminded of one of my favorite writing on the top by Dr. Henry Cloud - "Integrity - The Courage to Meet the Demand of Reality!"




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