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INTEGRITY IS ABOUT THE SMALL THINGS
By: J. Maxwell "Good
leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral
foundation." Proverbs 16:12 (The Message)
As important as integrity is to your business
success, it's even more critical if you want to become an influencer. It is the
foundation upon which many other qualities are built, such as respect, dignity,
and trust. If that foundation of integrity is weak or fundamentally flawed,
then being a person of influence becomes impossible.
That's why it's crucial to maintain integrity by
taking care of the little things. Ethical principles are not flexible. A little
white lie is still a lie. Theft is theft - whether it's $1, $1,000, or $1
million. Integrity commits itself to character over personal gain, to people
over things, to service over power, to principle over convenience, to the long
view over the immediate.
Anytime you break a moral principle, you create a small crack in the
foundation of your integrity. And when times get tough, it becomes harder to
act with integrity, not easier. Character isn't created in a crisis; it only
comes to light. Everything you have done in the past - and the things you have
neglected to do - come to a head when you're under pressure.
By: D. Delay Our family enjoys the fun andrefreshment of water slides and lazy rivers during hot summer vacations. At
most water parks, there are also one or two spots where large buckets hang overhead
filling little by little with water. The closer the bucket gets to being full,
the larger the crowd grows beneath in anticipation—children and adults alike
wait for the outpouring. Then SUDDENLY the bucket tips and a great flood of
refreshment crashes down on all below! In the Book of Revelation, the Bible
describes golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints
(Revelation 5:8). In other words, the prayers of God's people collectively fill
heavenly bowls with sweet aroma, much like the burnt offerings did in days of
old. In Revelation 8,
we discover what these bowls are used for: "Then another angel, having a
golden censer, came and stood at the altar. He was given much incense, that he
should offer it with the prayers of all the saints upon the golden alter w…