Thursday, November 13, 2014

Are you Image Building or Integrity Building?

As you look around our world, integrity is a quality that is becoming more rare. So many people are  worried about the image they portray, rather than doing what is right. The positive is that integrity is a quality that you can develop, though it may take time.  I am thankful to LIFE leadership because their products are helping to develop this quality in people.

I'm reading the book,  Developing the Leader Within You, by John Maxwell (a book from LIFE Leadership's product portfolio).  I came across these questions that determine if you are image building or integrity building. Image is what people think you are and Integrity is what we really are:

Consistency: Are you the same person no matter who you are with?

Choices: Do you make decisions that are best for others when another choice would benefit you? 

Credit:  Are you quick to recognize others for their efforts and contributions to your success?

My mentor, Orrin Woodward, recently ranked #20 on Inc. Magazine's top 50 Leadership and Management experts, has always taught me that your integrity is a huge part of your leadership ability.

How do you answer these questions?  I know I found something to work on.  What about you?