Warren Buffett

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.

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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