Increase Your Integrity


Integrity is deep honesty and truthfulness. It is who you really are. To have high integrity, you need to have congruence, humility, and courage.

  • Congruence: To live in harmony with your deepest values and beliefs. You walk your walk.
  • Humility: To stand firmly for principles, especially in the face of opposition. You are more concerned with what is right than with being right.
  • Courage: To act according to principles. You do the right thing, especially when it is hard to do. 

You can increase your integrity by:

  • Making and keeping commitments to yourself. Treat commitments to yourself as you would treat commitments to other important people in your life. Make. Keep. Repeat.
  • Standing for something. Write a mission statement or personal credo–an expression of what you stand for. Then live by it.
  • Be open. Exercise humility. Challenge the way you see the world. For example, are your viewpoints totally accurate and complete? Do you seriously consider other view points?

Download our guide, Manage Your Biases to Better Manage Your Team, to learn some strategies for identifying your biases as a leader and what you can do to manage them.

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