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  Remember when we used to look up to our political and business leaders as role models for honesty, integrity and good character?  I do. But it seems like a long time since leaders displaying integrity was the rule rather than the exception. Instead of working together to effectively govern the country, Republicans, Democrats, and…

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As an entrepreneur, your personal integrity is critical for getting and keeping the support of investors and team members.  Your company’s integrity is critical for getting and keeping customers and vendors. But in a practical sense, what does that really mean? Most definitions of integrity include something like “the quality of being honest and morally…

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Integrity in the workplace is very important for small business owners. The way your company conducts business with the public and the way your employees represent your business matters. To improve integrity in the workplace, you must take specific actions. While most employees are honest, everyone can make mistakes, and what they feel may only…

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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 & honesty.…

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