By: Kathy Kent Toney, CEO & Founder of Kent Business Solutions
Most business leaders would agree how important it is to operate out of a deep well of integrity. However, it takes diligence and sometimes reminders to keep all of us on the straight and narrow.
For that very reason, I'd like to share with you a quick primer--15 inspiring quotes--on how to strengthen your integrity.
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Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not. Oprah Winfrey
In the end you should always do the right thing even if it’s hard. Nicholas Sparks
People with integrity do what they say they are going to do. Others have excuses. Zig Ziglar
Integrity is the ability to stand by an idea. Ayn Rand
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. W. Clemente Stone
Admitting one’s own faults is the first step to changing them, and it is a demonstration of true bravery and integrity. Philip Johnson
As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself. Great peacemakers are all people of integrity, of honesty, but humility. Nelson Mandela
Leading with integrity and empathy requires vision and a connection to your deepest self. Karla McLaren
One of your most prized possessions is integrity; if this is you, then you should never compromise it. Byron Pulsifer
Make living your life with absolute integrity and kindness your first priority. Richard Carlson
Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you. H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
The wind might cause a kite to rise, but what keeps it up there is the fact that somebody on the ground has a steady hand. You have to hold steady to your values – your integrity. It’s your anchor. You let go of that. . . well, it isn’t long before your kite comes crashing down. Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G. Allen
Integrity is the ingredient that will enable you to forge rapidly ahead on the highway that leads to success. It advertises you as being an individual who will always come through. Whatever you say you will do, do it even if you have to move heaven and earth. Mary Kay
Walk with honor, character, and integrity in all that you do. Do these things and you will find that you can appreciate the adventure of life and live with greater ease. Shawn L. Anderson
I believe in integrity. Dogs have it. Humans are sometimes lacking it. Cesar Milan
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Unfortunately, this last quote too often rings true. But if we, as business leaders, more consistently embrace integrity as an essential personal value, we could transform our business communities for the better.
Speaking of transformation, that’s what I love to do with businesses. In fact, I have a podcast dedicated to business transformation called Elevate Your Profitability!
I have a new pod dropping here next week, so as a teaser, you can click the button below to view a snippet of my last podcast. It’s taken from an interview with Gordon Tredgold and Michael Cantu.