Published on August 20, 2014
Activity Version 1 | August 2014 | Page 2 WHAT IS ESSENTIAL INTEGRITY? Version 1 | August 2014 | Page 3 Read the ew paragraphs below, reect on the title and write down a ew o your own thoughts on this topic: Success will come and go, but integrity is forever. Integrity means doing the right thing at all times and in all circumstances, whether or not anyone is watching. It takes having the courage to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences will be. We live in a world where “the end justies the means” has become an acceptable school o thought or many. Sales people over-promise and under deliver, all in the name o making their quota or the month. Applicants exaggerate in job interviews because they desperately need a job. CEOs overstate their projected earnings because they don’t want the board o directors to replace them. Warren Bufet, Chairman and CEO o Berkshire Hathaway said it best: “In looking or people to hire, look or three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And i they don’t have the rst one, the other two will kill you.” A person’s dishonesty will eventually catch up to them. It may not be today, and it may not be or many years, but you can rest assured that at some point there will always be a reckoning.