60-Second Integrity Test

by Phil Dourado on Feb 14, 2017

"Integrity, the choice between what's convenient and what's right." Tony Dungy, Uncommon

6 quick questions to ask yourself to ensure you're making the right decisions for the right reasons.

  1. Am I willing to say what I'm thinking?
  2. Am I willing to risk being wrong?
  3. Do I want my child or someone else I love to do this? If not, then why am I doing it?
  4. Does this conduct make me a better person?
  5. Am I Ieading by example?
  6. Am I taking 100 percent responsibility?

Integrity Definition

Now, think of your last meeting: How did you do?

Source: Author and attorney Don Phin

Recent research says that decisions taken later in the day are more likely to be based on convenience and 'get this decision off my desk' than on 'this is the right thing to do right now' integrity.

Apparently our integrity can slip when our willpower 'muscle' is tired. The study looked at executives and found they tend to stray from their core values - they do the easy thing instead of the right thing - when they make decisions in the late afternoon compared with the morning.

- Phil

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