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.

Thinking, Doing, Being - All in Alignment

the conduct of our lives is the true reflection of our thoughts, Michel De Montaigne

The conduct of our lives is the true reflection of our thoughts. Michel De Montaigne

I want to set this idea alongside a closely related on from the Proverbs. 
As a person thinks in their heart, so they are. Proverbs 23:7

We learn from Proverbs, just how powerful our thoughts are...which is VERY powerful. Thoughts are foundational and formative. They are essential and vital. They are the beginning. 

Speaking Truth

Having the courage to tell the truth and ask for it in return,
increases truth and our ability to work together.


What truth are you not telling?
Why aren't you telling it?
What will be the results of not telling the truth?

Have you had the experience of others not speaking to you?

What Happens in Las Vegas Stays in Las Vegas?

Not Any More!
Not in this day of phone cameras and video recorders. What happens anywhere can be recorded and made public. As Prince Harry found out in his Las Vegas debacle.

So here is a great piece of advice.

If you don't want anyone to find out - DON'T DO IT!

If you would be embarrassed for anyone to find out - Don't Do It.

If you wouldn't do it if your family and friends were watching - then Don't Do It.

Intelligence and Energy: Without Integrity They Will Kill You

It all begins with character!
I've seen leaders wipe out on the issue of integrity. One story, in particular, of a leader I knew quite well - his fundamental lack of integrity, his need to succeed, his need to present to others an image of himself (that was simply far from reality) and how he flamed out and hurt quite a few people - this was one of those painful reminders of what happens when integrity is not present.

Warren Buffett knows a thing or two! He is considered the greatest investor of the 20th century. He is one of the world's wealthiest individuals. He is a philanthropist of the highest order. Therefore, I found this statement by Buffett to be supremely interesting.

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