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Examining integrity.

We often think of friends and colleagues, even institutions, as having integrity. What would happen if we began to see integrity as a state of being, not as a goal or a feature or a descriptor? Today’s newsbrief features stories that might never even use the word but which demonstrate what it is to be in integrity.
Reaching and sustaining a state of integrity requires understanding what impedes as well as nurtures it. Sociologist Martha Beck urges the gentle yet deliberate confrontation of lies – small, large, white – to discern, first on a personal level, whether we are valuing false harmony over facts and fairness.
Let’s extrapolate the concept of integrity-as-a-state to organizations. Are leaders actually encouraging, measuring and honoring performance aligned with stated purpose, mission and values? Or have they hijacked the organization with cultural, managerial or even spiritual tropes – often fueled by accounting tricks – that cannot mask or correct incompetence and duplicity? Beyond honesty and ethics, organizational integrity is a state of productivity that naturally leads to self-sufficiency for all stakeholders. Prosperity, not crisis, is the natural outcome of integrity.

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Mary Trigiani

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