Integrity can be difficult to find in the world today. Doctors say they will see you at 11:00 a.m. A coworker says he will have a report ready by noon. Government leaders say they will act in the best interest of the country. But doctors have waiting rooms, coworkers occasionally disappoint us, and government leaders can favor their own interests. Most of the time, integrity is an all or nothing game.
Zig Ziglar said, “The most important persuasion tool you have in your entire arsenal is integrity.” Choosing to live with integrity is the greatest commitment you can make to those around you. It is an essential component of high-performance groups. In a high-performance culture, a “yes” means you’re done. You know you can count on that person to do what they’ve agreed to do. In a low-performance culture, a “yes” means you still need to follow up, plead, or renegotiate.
At Interstates, we strive to build relationships through integrity. Keeping our word, doing what is right, and doing what we say we’ll do are essential in our work. We want clients to have experiences and interactions with us that build a relationship of trust.
Leading with integrity includes discerning what is right and what is wrong so that we do what is best for the people we lead and serve. I hope you find us to be honest and forthright in all our work. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to earn your trust and be the service provider you can depend upon. Let us know how we’re doing!
Doug Post, President, Interstates Engineering
*External source: The Primes by Chris McGoff