Integrity

Updated 08/17/2017
 in·teg·ri·ty
  /inˈteɡrədē/
  noun
  1. 1.
    the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness.
    "he is known to be a man of integrity"
    synonyms:honestyprobityrectitudehonor, good character, principle(s), ethics, morals, righteousnessmoralityvirtuedecencyfairness
    scrupulousness, sinceritytruthfulnesstrustworthiness
    "I never doubted his integrity"
  2. 2.
    the state of being whole and undivided.
    "upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty"
    synonyms:unityunificationcoherencecohesiontogethernesssolidarity
    "the integrity of the federation"



    Put into very basic language: If you can't be trusted who would hire you?

   Integrity is a character trait and not a skill. But you can change yourself.


    9 Tips to Help You Strengthen Your Integrity  |  Success.com, Robin Amster                               08/16/2017
    Learn how to take the high ground—because integrity is a core value essential to trustworthiness.
    If you ask company executives to reveal their “core values,” integrity is always one of
    their first answers, says Joel C. Peterson, chairman of the board of JetBlue Airways and
    a Stanford University professor of management. The single most important ingredient
    to business success is trust, Peterson says, and trust starts with integrity.
    Entrepreneur and angel investor Amy Rees Anderson borrows from C.S. Lewis’s famous
    quote, defining integrity as
                   “doing the right thing all the time, even when no one is looking
                      —especially when no one is looking.


    16 Ways to Demonstrate Integrity  |  Tom Smith                                                                                    09/12/2013


    Integrity means following your moral or ethical convictions and doing the right thing in
    all circumstances, even if no one is watching you. Having integrity means you are true
    to yourself and would do nothing that demeans or dishonors you. 
    

    Success Will Come and Go but Integrity is Forever  |  Forbes, Amy Rees Anderson                 11/28/2012 
    If I could teach only one value to live by, it would be this: 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. Building a reputation of integrity
    takes years, but it takes only a second to lose, so never allow yourself to ever do anything
    that would damage your integrity.