5 Things to Keep in the Lifeboat…Part III

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September 14, 2009

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none. ~William Shakespeare

Welcome to the "Integrity" chapter of my blog discussing the 5 things to keep in your lifeboat during these economic rough waters.  Integrity seems to be an obvious thing to hold onto in business…always.  Yet when things get bad, really bad, some  people throw it overboard to keep from sinking, only to find that it was plugging an important hole.  Now instead of staying afloat, you sink even faster. 

With the news focused on the anniversary of the Lehman Brothers disaster, it is easy to understand the importance of integrity in business and the impact of letting it go.  The impact that the financial institution meltdown in the past 18 months is still very real for all of us and an important lesson in history and we hope to never forget and never repeat.

W. Clement Stone talks about integrity as one with courage: "Have the courage to say no.  Have the courage to face the truth.  Do the right thing because it is right.  These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity."

Times have been tough lately and according to the latest economic recovery news, the pace we are moving toward better days and improved hiring trends is slow, so simply control the control-ables and do not let these important aspects of your business slip away.  Tune into my next post, where we will talk more about the importance of having patience while we turn this Titanic. 

Integrity is an important aspect of operating in the Indianapolis Staffing arena so personally, I follow the advice of  Will Rogers:

"Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip."