There is a lot of discussion of the word integrity in business books, in politics, in universities…in every walk of life. I read about it all the time. But, my father, General Jim Anderson, the former Master of the Sword at West Point, taught me more about integrity than any other source. He says:
INTEGRITY requires three steps:
- Discerning what is right and wrong.
- Acting on what you have discerned, even at personal cost.
- Saying openly that you are acting on your understanding of right and wrong.
Understanding integrity is foundational to our character development. The more I speak on the importance of character, the more I see that integrity needs defined.
This is reposted from March 2012.