Real integrity – Use it as a competitive advantage

More complicated than the discussion on leadership is the discussion of integrity as it borders on moral, ethical, political and religious boundaries, but to me it is core to one’s success both professionally and personally.

What is integrity really? According to one online dictionary it is a noun, meaning adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty. Humans argue over what moral or ethical principles actually are. But honesty is less subjective. Although being honest means not only being honest with others but truly means being honest with one’s self which seems to be one of the harder parts of honesty for some. You really can’t be honest with others if you are not honest with yourself first.