What is integrity?

What is Integrity?
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What is integrity? Elusive, that’s what! Difficult to define, but you know it when you see it. Get online and Google “people with integrity” … and you come up with names like Jesus, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, and Tim Tebow. And you say to yourself, “Okay. I agree. Those were people with integrity.”Yet still, what exactly IS it? It’s something, I think, you may have difficulty finding spread universally across the music industry for sure – but something you, as a music-business professional, must maintain.

I mean, think about it: Integrity is not only good business practice but good human-being practice. Because “INTEGRITY” – if they have it – is a person’s entire character. –This is something you already know (your parents no doubt gave you plenty of lectures on it …. and you know you should always respect your elders) – but it never hurts to prompt a little reminder. Here are some (paraphrased) hallmarks of the characteristics of integrity – as listed from a few “in-the-know” sources on the topic.

Many of them are repeated from source-to-source, but only listed once.:

1.  From www.powerofpositivity.com 
   * Taking responsibility for one’s own actions 
    * helping others in need  
  * having instinctive kindness 
    * putting others’ needs above one’s own 
    * always choosing honesty
    * being respectful to other people
    * possessing humility 
    * admitting when you’re wrong 
    * being consistently reliable.

2. From wikipedia.org>integrity
   * opposition to hypocrisy 
   * ethical   
* truthfulness   
* consistency of character   
* accountability   
* moral responsibility  
 * authenticity

3. From www.indeed.com   
* graciousness
  * trustworthiness  
  * hard-working  
 * patience

4. From lollydaskal.com
  * “A person with integrity is one who is whole and complete
A person with integrity lives their word completely, 100% of the time.”
* “Integrity is not a goal to be achieved as much as it is a life to be pursued.”
…. So now you’ve been reminded.  And all I need to say further on “Integrity” is: * BE ON GUARD IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY FOR THE SHARKS OUT THERE WHO DO NOT HAVE   INTEGRITY.  … and …
 *MAKE SURE YOU ALWAYS HAVE IT YOURSELF.
Remember, as Lolly Daskal so wisely stated“Integrity is not a goal to be achieved as much as it is a life to be pursued.”
Till Next Time,

Tom 

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