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Integrity At Work


In the business sections of today's press and magazines they read more and more like the police blotter, "integrity" is becoming a hot Topco conversation in business boardrooms, around water coolers, and business best-sellers today. Integrity is defined as walking the talk when it comes to living one's true values, being authentic. Take this self-assessment and explore how you walk your integrity talk when you come on the job. Integrity is a lot like being pregnant. In other words, whether you are pregnant or not. There is no middle. Estee Lauder has firm opinions on the matter. I do so with integrity. At work, integrity is not a mantle that can be put on and off when appropriate.

However, day to day work behavior more often than not seem to indicate the desirability lare had a part in whether people are shown in the integrity or not. Who are the people at work, and how people are at work, seems to change like the weather, time convenience. When asked, many people say they believe they are, in fact, always acting in integrity. However, when we look at real day to day, minute by minute workplace behaviors this is clearly not the case. Why? One reason is the people's basic needs "for the recognition of control and security. Because most people are driven by his ego and his ego need for control, recognition and security, often away from their true and authentic , their deeper inner values, and they behave in ways that are contrary to and be do-ing – ing integrity.

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