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Integrity

Why We Should Tell the Truth (Even When It's Risky)

Nancy Colier | Posted 07.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

All friendships have limitations and boundaries, some more extreme than others. We can and do choose to happily reside within such limitations. When we are honest about what we need, the response forces us to look at the truth of the friendship, its limitlessness as well as its limits.

'We're Moving in Another Direction'

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

Please cease and desist from using the phrase "we're moving in another direction" when it comes time to letting consultants know you've decided NOT to engage their services. It may seem like a small thing, but it's not.

Your Action Is Your Religion

Derek Rydall | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Derek Rydall

My lack of integrity was preventing me from holding the energy necessary to manifest my vision. Like a house that lacks structural integrity and collapses under its own weight, my inner house was divided and could not stand.

How To Keep A Promise To Yourself

Chris Powell | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Chris Powell

The more you honor your integrity, the more dignity you have. Your promises to yourself must be so important and easily kept that you'll reach out and grab them every single day -- because you want what you've promised yourself!

Good Governance Requires Dimon to End Dual Roles at J. P. Morgan Chase

Frank Vogl | Posted 07.12.2013 | Business
Frank Vogl

Breaking up the biggest banks because they are perceived as "too big to fail" is unrealistic. What is needed, however, are improvements in the transparency and the accountability of governance in these institutions.

Seeing Red: The Maturity of Artistic Impulses

Gordy Grundy | Posted 07.08.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

I've got a horse but I still think of him as a pony. He certainly acts like it. Red, named for his sorrel color, is no longer young and he's far from old. That's part of the problem. He's getting too old to train, but he's too young to saddle.

Mark Williams: Anyone Can Be Wise

Mark Williams | Posted 07.07.2013 | Women
Mark Williams

While wisdom is not the enemy of emotional commitment nor of cool rationality, neither strong emotion nor logic alone are the best route to the wise mind. While only few can be clever, anyone -- no matter what their job, age or status -- can be wise.

The Masters Bends the Rules for Tiger Woods

Bob Herbst | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Bob Herbst

There was nothing exceptional about the circumstances of this case, other than that the violator was Tiger Woods, and millions of viewers and dollars were on the line. The Masters Tournament chose money over integrity, not an unusual choice these days, unfortunately.

Apple's Apology, Our Lesson

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

In today's increasingly global economy, it is no longer enough to sell perception of sincerity and integrity; we must live it through and through if we are going to build strong, lasting relationships, and grow our businesses.

Baseball: America's Game?

David Aronchick | Posted 05.28.2013 | Sports
David Aronchick

When I was a kid, baseball was America's game. My memories linger around visions of classic summertime Americana; hot dogs on the grill, cold beer (or in my case Coca-Cola), sweet apple pie, and Vin Scully on the call from Dodger Stadium.

Matzah: Hope And Integrity

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 05.25.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Matzah reminds us to be ourselves at our truest level, rather than to take on airs by pretending to be someone we are not. It asserts the virtue of simple truth over dissembling nuance.

Standing Firm on Thin Ice

Rob White | Posted 04.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

In retrospect, the officer's silence was a way of acknowledging that a young man had demonstrated a commitment to upholding his word. Perhaps the universe shined favorably upon me, too, for helping a fellow denizen of the planet.

Senators and Secret Children: Can Professional Character and Personal Integrity Be Bifurcated?

E. O'Neill | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
E. O'Neill

The issue of "secret children" is becoming a weekly headline. This week it's former Senator Domenici, last week Representative Cohen. Before that, the...

The Quiet Heroism of 'Right Living'

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Quietly going about one's business -- putting in time as an IRS agent, serving in the army, working toward winning the Heisman or performing small acts of kindness for their own sake -- is a noble and satisfying pursuit. Far easier said than done, but surely not impossible.

Power Meditation and Business: Redefining 'Success'

Vivian Norris | Posted 03.27.2013 | Business
Vivian Norris

Failure, competition, and ultimately business is all about human experience. Power meditation can be done daily in 15-20 minutes, and goes beyond mindfulness into actually boosting self-esteem and effectiveness.

Australian Open Scandal? Azarenka (#1) Should Be Disqualified for Sleazy Stunt to Avoid Loss

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.26.2013 | Sports
Paul Abrams

Azarenka should be disqualified, and should forfeit all the money she made at the Australian Open. Sloane Stephens should be advanced to the finals.

5 Reasons To Always Follow Through

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Before I get into the importance of keeping your word, let's explore some of the reasons for not doing this. If you are a person who doesn't do what you say you will do, what is behind this behavior?

The Surprising Reason Why We Break Promises

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.

For some people, I've noticed, saying you are going to do something feels just as good as actually doing it. How can we understand these promise-breakers, whose intentions start out both genuine and admirable, but who never seem to act on them?

Imagine Finding Yourself in a State of Bliss

Jean Grossman | Posted 02.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Grossman

Consciousness came first, awareness came next. Maturity followed. I am sure the answers to what maturity is would be different for each of us, but answering that helped me identify my values and my goals.

Integrity Trumps Homelessness

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 02.11.2013 | Good News
Peter A. Georgescu

Do you have stories of people, like Tally, who have turned their lives around by doing something good that might not at first seem to be in their own interest?

Elizabeth Warren Would Be the Conscience of the United States Senate

Brent Budowsky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

I have seen many Senators come and go and I have no doubt that if elected Elizabeth Warren would be the conscience of the Senate. Because she speaks for the best in you -- and me -- and Massachusetts -- and America.

Mitt Romney's Say Anything Strategy

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

At this stage of the campaign, it no longer even makes sense to try judging Romney's candidacy by his views. He has too many irreconcilable differences with the truth for that -- and it's those differences that disqualify him from holding the highest elected office in the land.

The Amway Effect on Social Media Influencers

Jure Klepic | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Jure Klepic

The Amway Effect or multi-level marketing in any form has no place in social media. We are not holding a contest to see who can gather the most followers; we are trying to see who can have the most impact and make the biggest difference.

Do You Believe What You Say? Why You Should Challenge Your Own Beliefs

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Dennis Merritt Jones

Many of us give ourselves permission to say things we really don't believe; challenging our beliefs can serve as a filtering system that enables us to compare what is in our minds and in our hearts and to confirm there is a congruency between thought and belief.

The Business of Women

Monika Mitchell | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business
Monika Mitchell

There is a lot of talk these days about what women don't do. We don't head Fortune 500 Companies. We don't sit on corporate boards. We don't hold key political seats.