Chip Conley on IntegritySep 17, 2021
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This week's wisdom comes from Chip Conley, founder of the Modern Elder Academy. Tune into the entire conversation here.
[CHIP] Let's let's look at the word integrity for a moment.
Integrity is is a root of the idea to integrate or integral or it's almost the idea of everything is connected. So integrity speaks to the idea that, you know, your words and your actions are in line with each other.
So a lot of times people think about integrity is almost like having to be Mother Teresa and be perfect. It isn't about being perfect and it's not about necessarily being saintly or or doing things that allow, you know, make you look like you're walking on water.
Now more than anything, to me integrity is just having consistency in actions and words and speaking to the idea that everything seems to actually have an integrated component to it.
And so it's not as high of a standard as some people think, nor is it as something that's all about ethics. And the ethics are different than integrity.
I think ethics are exceptionally important too - but to me and integrity speaks to the idea of being integral and ethics are a different thing. Because I think ethics are sort of circumstantial and cultural in terms of like, you know, it depends on what are the ethics in this culture versus that culture.
It varies. But integrity actually sort of like saying "Hey, you know, are you at one with yourself as a person or as an organization regardless of the ethics or cultural overlay that are where you're located.
Chip just shared a valuable perspective about what integrity is and why it matters. How can you live into your integrity through endeavors that make a difference today?
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