Integrity Matters (Maybe Most of All)

A friend sent me this quote from Warren Buffett the other say. I thought I would pass it on to you.

"If you're looking for a manager, find somebody that's intelligent, energetic and has integrity...if they don't have the last, be sure they don't have the first two. If you have somebody who lacks integrity, you want them to be dumb and lazy."

Integrity matters.
Character counts.
Being morally responsible, emotionally intelligent, relationally healthy - this is important.
Love, humility, honesty, gratitude, patience, generosity, forgiving, courageous - these things matter vitally.

Maybe integrity matters most of all. For integrity is both being morally sound and healthy AND integrity is being consistent. You are the same on the inside (heart) and the outside (behaviors). You are the same in private and in public. You are the same today and tomorrow. Consistency sustained is essential to the the quality of integrity.

If you don't have integrity, then the other things you have will be in danger of corruption, misuse, and even evil.

Brian K. Rice
Leadership ConneXtions International
BrianRice@lcileaders.org