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Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions.

Integrity means soundness of moral character and honesty being whole, entire, and undiminished.

We need to treat our employees and customers in the marketplace with honour. Treat others as you would want to be treated. What would you do without employees? You need them to help with the work load, and you need customers, of course, to keep in business.

Integrity in business

“Great leaders demonstrate integrity.” – Christine Kerr

Being a good employer is a key factor in running a successful business. If you motivate and appreciate your employees as valuable members of your team, they will not only perform at their best but also remain loyal. Why would they leave if they felt the love and appreciation? Treat them with dignity, courtesy, and respect. Don’t overwork them, or take advantage of them. Focus on “whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” (Philippians 4:8).

Remember too that good employees help to create good, loyal customers! Customers want to feel valued, appreciated, and respected. That’s why many businesses have Customer Appreciation Day to show they care and appreciate their customers’ loyalty. Events like this keep customers coming back and spreading your company’s name to others.

A key factor in running a successful business is to have integrity, commitment, and honesty. As business owners, we need to conduct our businesses based on good values, principles, and beliefs. If based on a sound foundation, our business will flourish.

“Those who stand for nothing fall for anything”. – Alexander Hamilton

 

Do you stretch the truth to make yourself sound better?

Do you do what you say you’re going to do?

Do you honour your word?

Does your yes mean yes, and your no mean no?

Do you keep deadlines?

Do you pay your bills on time?

Do you have difficulty making decisions?

Do you lack commitment?

 

Are there aspects of your behavior that require change? How do you interact with others in the

workplace, home, and in social situations? This may be an opportunity to develop greater personal integrity. Great leaders demonstrate integrity. We must be an example to our employees and our customers of what we want them to be.

 

 

Integrity Quotes

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.

Proverbs 10:9

Honesty guides good people; dishonesty destroys treacherous people

Proverbs 11:3 (NLT)

Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways.

Proverbs 28:6 (ESV)

“If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything.”

— Mark Twain

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.”

— Abraham Lincoln

“It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.”

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

For the Prayer Of Integrity click here.

 

Christine KerrChristine Kerr is a MasterMind Member of the Heritage Group meeting Thursday at noon at the Halo Restaurant. Christine is the founder of the International Marketplace Intercessor Association and is dedicated to praying for business owners. Busy entrepreneurs may believe in prayer but do not the time to pray over their daily decisions, employees, new customers and overall prosperity. Christine fills a valuable void by standing in the gap for their ongoing needs, wisdom and favour in the marketplace.

Call Christine to find out more about praying for your business. 403-200-9699

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