Integrity, Who has it?

When we have discussions today, the focus seems to narrow. We ask individuals to describe what they see as a characteristic of great leaders; they list integrity as something they all have. Does everyone have integrity?

“People of integrity do not merely commit to integrity-they live and act with integrity. They accept knowing right from wrong and choose to do right.”-Integrity by Design: Working and Living Authentically by Mike Horne

Integrity by Design: Working and Living Authentically by Mike Horne is the new book I am reading! It is full of great insight and guidance. The book delivers approaches for consideration, references to sources to consider, ideas to embrace, and the value of integrity in life. This authentic approach to leadership and change to organizations is an excellent choice for your reading.

Integrity for each individual can be defined as aligning your conduct with values and beliefs. We are always seeking to reflect ethical standards and doing the right thing regardless of the circumstances.

“Developing organizational integrity requires a dedicated leadership effort. Goodness will not grow when left to chance or to a belief that it takes care of itself. The right combinations of experience and learning create supportive environments for the development of integrity.”-Mike Horne

Integrity is an essential part of everyday living. Reflect on a few questions as you think about integrity:

  • Does everyone I work with have integrity? How do I know?
  • How do I encourage, model and celebrate integrity?
  • What questions should we ask?

Integrity by Design is now available on Amazon.

Watch and listen to an interview with Mike Horne! I was on the Zoom call; you can access the recording here.

You can learn more about Mike’s work by visiting

Thank you for being part of the solution daily!

Published by Brenda Yoho

Christian,Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aspiring Author, Motivator, Survivor, Leader, Coach, Mentor and a service agent living a life of purpose. Started my career in education as a teaching assistant, moved into the teaching role, followed by administration serving as Assistant Principal, Principal and Director of Educational Support Programs. Over my more than two decades of educational experience I have served as the Illinois Principals Association Illini Region Director and most recently as a mentor/coach for principals. In addition, I have presented at their conferences over the years. In my final years in administration I served also as the Illinois Association of Title Directors Vice President and Treasurer. I am a survivor of an indirect hit of lightning and an almost fatal accident with a semi truck that hit the car I was traveling in with my family. My daughter, granddaughter and close friend survived as well! My injuries were the most significant leaving lifelong damages.

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