Integrity: Doing the right thing, BECAUSE it is the right thing to do.

In business, we always hear “No offense, it’s just business”. We see people doing things to get ahead & to feed their own egos.  We see the blame game & we see drama. What we don’t see, alot of the time, are the good things in business. For example, the “behind the scene” person that does things to silently promote or make things better but never receives any credit. The funny thing is, we all know there is someone who does this, but we don’t always know who they are.

If you are the business professional that rocks the world unseen in order to make your relationships stronger then you are a person of integrity. You tend to be the leader that gets things done with the full support of those around you. You listen to both sides of the argument & and can remain objective and make a decision without dragging or putting the other person down. Your focus is on the whole picture not just the area that puts you in the best light. You lend a hand when you can because it’s the right thing to do and not for the attention. You are a complete package.

If you are a shark in the water & stepping on folks on the way up, then you are developing a fan base that would like nothing better than to see you fail. They rejoice in your misfortune both personally & professionally. You may be making a lot of money but your support team is only there for as long as you can pay them. When the money is gone-so are they. People don’t think about these ideas when their ego is huge.  Your best bet is to be the professional with respect.

Integrity in business can be very hard to find because it seems that the focus tends to be on profit and loss. Let’s cut the budget and build our salaries. Let’s forget the people who built our company. This tends to be the story, but it does not have to be if you are willing to keep your integrity. Pump your team up & get them to go the extra mile because they believe in you and your actions show them that you are more concerned with the accomplishments of the team and not just yourself. As they say “There is no “I” in team”.  At the end of the day, do you want to be happy with no regrets or the alternative?

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