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Having integrity means that you live in accordance to your deepest values; you’re honest with everyone, and you always keep your word.
Integrity is a highly valued trait, especially in leaders. When you live with integrity, you’re more likely to be considered for important promotions and leadership positions.
To develop and protect your integrity, start by identifying your core values. These are the values that you refuse to compromise on, no matter what. Next, analyze every choice you make to ensure that you’re doing the right thing.
Then, develop a culture of integrity around you; work on building your self-confidence and self-esteem; and develop relationships with others who live with integrity.
How to Develop and Preserve Integrity
Step 1: Define Your Values
You can’t live by values if you don’t know what you truly believe in. So, start by defining your core values . These are the values that, no matter what the consequence, you’re not going to compromise on.
Step 2: Analyze Every Choice You Make
Often, people cut corners or make bad choices when they think no one is watching. Having integrity means that, no matter what, you make the right choice – especially when no one is watching!
You’ll usually know what’s right and wrong, although sometimes you might need some quiet time to figure it out. If you’re not sure what the right choice is, ask yourself these two questions:
- “If my choice was printed on the front page of the newspaper for everyone to see, would I feel OK about it?”
- “If I make this choice, will I feel OK with myself afterwards?”
Remember, honesty and integrity aren’t values that you should live by when it’s convenient; they’re values that you should live by all the time. This includes the big choices and the little choices – the choices everyone sees, and the choices that no one sees.
Step 3: Encourage Integrity
People with integrity often have the same characteristics: they’re humble, they have a strong sense of self, they have high self-esteem, and they’re self-confident. These characteristics are important, because, sometimes, you’ll be under intense pressure from others to make the wrong choice.
Work on building and improving these characteristics within yourself, so that you have the strength and courage to do the right thing when the time comes. Build your self-confidence and self-esteem , and work on developing character . Spend time getting to know yourself, and what you believe in. Develop friendships and work relationships with others who demonstrate integrity, and who will support your decisions.
When we have integrity, we gain the trust of our leaders, our colleagues and our team. We’re dependable, and, when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, we become role models for others to follow.
All of this, in turn, directly impacts our success in life. People who live and work with integrity are more likely to be considered for promotions. Why? Because integrity is a hallmark of ethical leadership – organizations want leaders that they can trust, and when you demonstrate integrity, you show everyone you can be trusted.