The Result: Integrity provides an opportunity to harvest our full potential. A lack of integrity degrades our skills, our abilities and our internal resources.

Dictionary Definition: Integrity is the state of being whole and complete; whole thing is working well, undivided, integrated, intact, and uncorrupted.

Matthew Ferry‘s Interpretation of The Landmark Forum‘s Definition:

  1. Complete transparency. Meaning, we have nothing hidden and we are truthful and honest at all times.
  2. Reliability: We do complete work and we work from an empowering context and we do what we do very well, to the best of our ability
  3. Doing it as it is meant to be done or better and without cutting corners. (doing it as it is meant to be done vs just getting it done to get it done)
  4. Honoring our word.

a. Doing what we know to do.

b. Doing what we said we would do.

c. Doing it on time.

5. Doing what others could expect us to do even if we haven't said we would do it.

6. Saying when we are not going to do something as soon as we realize that we are not or if we are not going to do it on time.

Power: is defined as the rate at which our goals translate into reality.

Power Killers:

  1. Lack of integrity.
  2. Believing The Drunk Monkey (Talking in our head!). Believing what is in our mind. Listening to the Drunk Monkey’s stories and believing them. Living via our interpretation versus the truth.
  3. Letting the Drunk Monkey be threatened, reactive and upset.
  4. A big ego – self importance or self deprecation. (Same thing!)
  5. Being Sneaky – Having an agenda. Doing what we want to do versus doing what we said we would do or doing what is in the highest good.
  6. Not trusting ourselves or others.
  7. Focusing on what's wrong. Indulging in negativity. Gossip, being unreasonably argumentative, moaning and complaining.
  8. Being much “too” serious.

Written by – Manish Chanda, MBA @ CentSai, Inc.