And that, my friends, is called integrity.
“Well, when the bough breaks, the cradle will fall. And it has fallen here. It has fallen. Makers of men, Creators of leaders. Be careful what kind of leaders you’re producing here. I don’t know if Charlie’s silence here today is right or wrong. I’m not a judge or jury, but I can tell you this: He won’t sell anybody out to buy his future! And that, my friends, is called integrity. That’s called courage. Now that’s the stuff leaders should be made of. Now I have come to the crossroads in my life. I always knew what the right path was. Without exception, I knew. But I never took it. You know why? It was too damn hard. Now here’s Charlie. He’s come to the crossroads. He has chosen a path. It’s the right path. It’s a path made of principle that leads to character. Let him continue on his journey.” – Lt. Col. Frank Slade “Scent of a woman”
In a business world that has rewarded deception, lying, and exploitation, it’s good to know that integrity is rising, because it actually is good and right.
It seems that good old-fashioned integrity is replacing the wolves of wall street mentality because it makes good business sense.