There are many different definitions of integrity, but what is the source of integrity?
Having integrity is being honest and having strong moral conviction.
A person with integrity is honest, with strong moral principles and uprightness.
Integrity – Latin
Integrity comes from the Latin “integer,” whole. Integrity means our word is full, whole and complete.
A person with integrity is one who is whole and complete. A person with integrity lives their word completely, one hundred percent of the time.
A person with integrity lives all the way, never part way, never a fraction, but all the time, every single time.
Integrity – French
Integrity indicates something intact, integrated, integral. The whole is working well, undivided, integrated, intact, and uncorrupted.
A person with integrity is a whole person, an integrated person, with all parts working well and delivering the functions that they were designed to deliver.
Integrity – Hebrew
In Hebrew the closest word to integrity is translated as “virtue.” If you trace its origins and meanings, one of the meanings is “a force.”
A person of virtue is a force to be reckon with and they always leave a result.
As you can see:
Integrity is not a goal to be achieve as much as it is a life to be pursued.
Integrity is allowing our life to unfold because of who we are.
If you are looking for your true self, your authentic leadership, your genuine life.
Then you will have to let your actions be an expression of who you are on the inside.
Integrity is an inside job.
You will know you are living with integrity when you live your convictions.
You will know you are living with integrity when you are a force to be reckoned with.
Our lives are expressed through our instincts, instructions, intuition, inspiration, our influence and our impact.
- What are your intentions?
- What do you pay attention to?
- How do you represent yourself?
When we have integrity, we will allow who we are to guide our decisions and we allow it to remain a top leadership attribute.
Lead From Within: Be the person who has virtue, who is a force, a force that is unstoppable. Stand firm and make your grip strong. Be a force against the pain, the suffering, the stress, and the roadblocks that life sends your way.
N A T I O N A L B E S T S E L L E R
The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.