Integrity Matters Broadcasts
December 18, 2005
Restore integrity through insight and
The end of one year and the beginning
of another provide an occasion to reflect on what
was, what might have been and what
can be. Recalling what was leads
some people to offer thanksgiving for all of the good things
that happened, sometimes with relief that certain events
were not any worse than they were. And, there can be remorse
for not having completed projects, fulfilled promises or
achieved potential - regarding what might
have been. Finally, there is optimism, anticipation
and commitment for what can be with additional
discipline, sacrifice, effort and opportunity. The future
is about hope.
Would Santa Claus say you were naughty or nice? And,
if Christmas is not a holiday for you, then what would
be your "guesstimate" of what others would
say about your actions, both personal and professional,
during the past year? Did you do your best to do your duty
for those for whom you are responsible? Were you thoughtful
Christmas is our tradition and we wish for you and yours
the happiest of times, filled with renewal and celebration.
Whatever your social and cultural history - please
accept our best wishes for a meaningful holiday season
and a Happy New Year.
Over the past several weeks, five Integrity Matters columns
speak to what was, what might have been and what can be.
Read, absorb and build an even stronger future with the
application of our EightAttributes© of
Please help us to expand the integrity conversation -
globally - by defining and communicating legitimate
success, social responsibility, individual accountability,
cultural sensitivity and economic propriety.
- INTEGRITY: KEY TO SUCCESS? Loss
of integrity begins with just a single step http://www.brachercenter.com/columns/2005-10-5.html
- INTEGRITY: POLITICALLY CORRECT?
Integrity takes on a spiritual value http://www.brachercenter.com/columns/2005-10-26.html
- INTEGRITY: CONSTANT AWARENESS?
Your bumper sticker says a lot about you http://www.brachercenter.com/columns/2005-11-2.html
- INTEGRITY: OBJECTIVE OBSERVATION?
World's complexities require careful thought http://www.brachercenter.com/columns/2005-11-16.html
- INTEGRITY: MUTUAL OBLIGATIONS? Oil
firms face questions for high gas prices http://www.brachercenter.com/columns/2005-12-7.html
It is always about the children, and the grandchildren
of our grandchildren. Another illustration about passing
along constructive leadership was my October 24 presentation
of integrity-centered values for parents at St. Andrew's
School in Saratoga, California, whose headmaster, Harry
McKay, is pictured with me below:
Parenting with Integrity:
Integrity-Centered Leadership to Children
by Modeling Integrity-Centered Behaviors http://www.brachercenter.com/article_parenting_integrity.html
The vision of the Bracher Center for
Integrity in Leadership remains the same: restore
integrity through insight. And this means to educate, nurture
and support "a world
in which people do what they say, are forthright in their
communications, and a handshake solidifies any promise."
From our home to your home and our business to yours - we
wish you, individually and organizationally, all the best
for 2006 and beyond.