Honesty Essay

536 WordsMar 20, 20143 Pages
Honesty involves being truthful in word and behavior. Integrity means having your insides match your outsides. This means that your behavior reflects those values that you say you believe in. To give a simple example: if you have a team member that says that they are a dedicated team member but shows up late for each shift, they are lacking integrity. To become integrated in this matter, they would need to show up to work either early or on time for their shift or, take the meaning off of being a dedicated team member. If this team member shows up early and goes above and beyond for every guest, then their external and internal behavior will match their stated value of being a dedicated team member. But, if they just do the work to get by, than they would have to admit that being a dedicated team member was not important to them. Either way, this team member would have matched their beliefs and their behavior. They would have integrity in this matter. The more honesty and integrity you have the less anxiety and stress you will suffer. When your behavior doesn't reflect your feelings, you will experience lower self-esteem. You won't feel very good about yourself. So, in addition to affecting your interpersonal relationships in business and in your private life, a lack of honesty and integrity will affect the relationship you have with yourself. When viewed this way, integrity is the value we place on ourselves. Do we value ourselves and our peace of mind enough to be honest in word and behavior? When thinking about our team members, honesty and integrity are critical. Team members are our greatest asset. The army really pushes that everyone is treated with dignity and respect. It is up to you to see that this really happens. It is up to you to provide the integrity. When you work with personal that don’t really agree with team work, then there cannot be

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