Thursday, March 16, 2006

Orrin Woodard of Team - Character

George MacDonald said: "To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved."

Anton Chekhov said: "You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible."

Think on these and ask yourself two questions:
1) Who do I trust and why?
2) Who trusts me, and why?

Don't your answers include some component of character or integrity?

Let's define Integrity as the qualities of absolute honesty, trustworthiness, uprightness of character and high moral principles.

Integrity can be practiced by doing the following: Tell the truth - always. Stand for what you believe in, even if the belief is unpopular. Use your power to work for the welfare of your teammates and not for your own personal gain.

I can categogically state that Orrin Woodward is a man of the highest integrity. He lives all three of these behaviors. In fact, Orrin has said that you can't even enter the field of leadership without integrity. He's right. I wouldn't be on his team if he didn't have integrity. I certainly trust him, and that has made a life of earning other people's trust possible. Thanks Orrin.