Thursday, 19 May 2011

What is integrity?

I have not been very active in blogging not only because I am busy but also I have become choosy in the things I want to put here. Our tongue can build up and bless others, rather than curse or tear men down. Learning to use our words wisely comes from focusing more on inner life than on the tongue itself, more on the source than its outflow. (Learn more on the bible - James Chapter 3)

So what is integrity? I have seen this in our Corporate Values and it looked like a simple word but there's more to it really and we can learn from this and apply it in school, work and at home:

Integrity is -
- Being honest, trustworthy and incorruptible
- Maintaining steadfast adherence to a strict code of moral, ethical or artistic values
- Being consistently truthful and fair
- Following your convictions, rather than reacting in the heat of the moment
- Demonstrating that you can be counted on and trusted
- Being truthful and sincere

What does integrity look like or sound like?
- Thinking about the best option or solution to a problem and discussing
different opinions until a solution is found
- Telling the truth, even if it means admitting a mistake or knowing that it may not be accepted by others
- Having the courage to do the right thing, even if it may mean losing a friend, a job, or the acceptance of a peer group
- acting and speaking in ways that reflect your own values
- Keeping a promise
- Not making promises that can't be kept
- Accepting the consequences when a mistake is made
- Not abusing a position of power for your own interests

May this virtue be upon us.

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