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How You Can Gain a Reputation for Honesty and Integrity

By |November 18th, 2015|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

Integrity has been defined as ‘honesty, soundness, uprightness, true to self or stated values, beliefs, or ethics’. Success will come when employees and customers respect an organisation for its integrity and that integrity will be reflected in its leadership and management. Image is what people think we are; integrity is what we really are. Indecision over matters of ethics can be fatal for individuals and organisations. The following considerations will help clarify your thinking… 1. Develop moral courage. With moral courage, you will be capable of standing up for what you know to be right, doing the right thing regardless of the consequences, and accepting the blame when you are in the wrong. You will be respected by all if you have strong moral courage. Indeed, it is the very foundation on which integrity rests. 2. Practise truthfulness and honesty at all times. Unless you are honest, you cannot be [...]

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A Career Built on Character

By |October 1st, 2014|Leadership, Qualifications, Schools, Soft Skills, Training|

"Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open." ~Elmer G. Letterman "The best job goes to the person who can get the job done without coming up with excuses or passing the buck" ~Napolean Hill In today's world, strong character is a rare find. Integrity, honesty, loyalty and hard work are some some traits that result in a strong character. Employer's value character and those who are known to be trustworthy and reliable are often the ones who will succeed. What About Politics? Political Astuteness is something that you may not learn in school; however, it plays a significant role in success in business. "Man is by nature a political animal." ~Aristotle Take Control It's important to keep in mind that you are responsible for your own career. Don't Expect the Human Resources Department to plan your career. In fact, don't expect anyone else to be concerned [...]

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More on Building a Strong Reputation

By |November 8th, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander Leadership, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Online, Distance, School of Project Managment, Schools, Shortcourses, Soft Skills|

"The riches of the world pale in comparison to the value of an honest opinion." Harvey Mackay, Dig Your Well Before You're Thirsty, Currency, 1997, p. 186. Integrity-that most important quality According to John Maxwell, author of 'Developing the Leader within You', a survey of 1300 senior US executives found that the human quality most necessary to success is integrity. Maxwell says that integrity must be demonstrated daily in such tangible ways as these: Live what you preach. Deciding what to be is more important than deciding what to do. It's not a case of 'what are you going to do when you grow up?' but rather 'what are you going to be?'. The character decision must be made before a career is chosen. Do what you say. If you promise something to a colleague or superior, keep your word. The one unforgivable sin is betraying a trust or breaking a [...]

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Gaining a Reputation

By |November 6th, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, School of Project Managment, Schools, Soft Skills|

"In order to be a leader, a man must have followers. And to have followers, a man must have their confidence. Hence, the supreme quality for a leader is unquestionably integrity. Without it no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang or football field, in the army or in the office. If he lacks forthright integrity, he will fail. His teachings and actions must square with each other. The first great need, therefore, is integrity and high purpose." Dwight D. Eisenhower. In our last blog post we covered some simple steps to building a reputation of integrity and honesty. People with strong reputations are generally the ones who will be sought out for promotions, opportunities and jobs. People want to be able to trust others and there is a real lack of integrity in the world today. Here are some more ideas, hints, tips [...]

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How to Gain a Reputation for Honesty and Integrity

By |November 4th, 2013|Leadership, Qualifications, Qualifications Advanced Diploma, Qualifications Certificate IV, Qualifications Diploma, School of Business, School of Civil, Construction, Mining, School of Corporate Governance, School of Leadership, School of Local Goverment, School of Management, Schools|

Integrity has been defined as 'honesty, soundness, uprightness, true to self or stated values, beliefs, or ethics'. Success will come when employees and customers respect an organisation for its integrity and that integrity will be reflected in its leadership and management. Image is what people think we are; integrity is what we really are. Indecision over matters of ethics can be fatal for individuals and organisations. The following considerations will help clarify your thinking... 1. Develop moral courage. With moral courage, you will be capable of standing up for what you know to be right, doing the right thing regardless of the consequences, and accepting the blame when you are in the wrong. You will be respected by all if you have strong moral courage. Indeed, it is the very foundation on which integrity rests. 2. Practise truthfulness and honesty at all times. Unless you are honest, you cannot be relied on [...]

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