Sunday, May 12, 2013


I've seen a lot of successful business owners and I've also seen a lot of owners that failed. When I analyze the difference between the two, there are many qualities that stick out. One important one is integrity. My business has won numerous awards for the quality of our sales. I believe it's one of the most important values to have when running a company.  If someone shows me that they don't share these values,  I cannot be business partners with them. Someone who does not have integrity can bring down your business. It's important to make sure you work with people you can trust!

Here's "integrity" according to Wikipedia. One of the most important parts is "consistency of character". 

Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. Inethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity can be regarded as the opposite of hypocrisy,[1] in that integrity regards internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs.

The word "integrity" stems from the Latin adjective integer (whole, complete).[2] In this context, integrity is the inner sense of "wholeness" deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others "have integrity" to the extent that they act according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold.