Integrity Under Pressure: DeMarco Banter

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Doing a bit of light reading in the book of Job this AM

The Maxwell Leadership Bible has some interesting side notes…and I had to post in light of the earlier post from Maj Sanger: Honor Matters.

Note Job pledges to maintain his integrity despite his circumstances
Let me be weighed on honest scales
that God may know my integrity
-Job 31:6

The word “integrity” stems from the Latin adjective integer (whole, complete). 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.

Such commitment to integrity is a crucial key to leadership at any and all levels… here’s why:

1) Leaders must be visionary, yet they cannot see everything in the future.

2) Instead of pretending to be in control, leaders must model being under control.

3) Leaders must model humility and identify with the limitations of followers.

4) Leaders must model an anchored life, acting from character, not emotions.

5) While leader’s don’t know what tomorrow holds…they do know Who holds tomorrow.

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