Lisa compared integrity to pantyhose. The feet on a new pair open on one side, but they were not ripped. Both sides were open. Turns out, the heel and toes are both open on purpose. It changed her entire outfit!
She discussed “aldesko” which means eating lunch while seated at your work station.
Root word: soundness, validity, wholeness. Lisa says it is more than that: it’s a bridge between character and conduct.
Integrity and The Parable of the Pie: it’s hard to bake just one piece. You bake the whole pie.
3 parts of the pie: Actions we take, Commitment to standards, Knowledge and how we apply it.
1. We have respect for the conduct that is essential.
2. It is our responsibility to continually develop professionally.
3. We are responsible to break the stereotypes of our profession.
She said the actions we take must line up. How we treat other people. What we do when no one is looking. Do we openly exchange ideas? Do we report things honestly?
What does integrity look like: Character, Authentic, Clear Values, Mature & Wise, Fair and Accountable; Self-aware; Reflective. Think about a lighthouse and what it represents: beacon, guide, always there, dependable, truthful.
When we allow those life lessons to refine us and work there ways through us, amazing things happen to us. Our character is strengthened.
People will see through us if we’re not authentic. Authentic people have strong egos rather than big egos.
Clear Values: You live by what you believe.
Mature & Wise: Recognize problems and seek solutions. They are responsible for the energy they radiate. They do not radiate negative energy. If you cannot keep a relationship friendly, keep the relationship smart.
Fair & Accountable: Recognize everyone’s value. Have human moments.
Self-Aware; Reflective: Pay attention. Watch and observe. Take time to think.
T: is it true?
H: is it helpful?
I: is it inspiring?
N: is it necessary
K: is it kind?
Assistants with integrity have FIBER! Whole BRAIN goodness!
Focus on influence, not position. Leadership is a choice we make, not a place we sit.
Master the art of influence: Enlarge others. (Help them see their skills and talents) Connect. (Both parties in a good relationship get good energy) Be responsible for the energy you radiate.
Ask yourself these two questions:
Q: What do you want people to say about you when you are not in the room?
Q: What do you think people say about you when you leave the room?
The goal is to have those answers be the same.
When you make a mistake, fix it. The workplace provides no shortage of opportunities to fix it.
Be in permanent beta! We are works in progress. We are never finished. Learn more, do more, be more, grow more.
Dedicate and commit to a lifetime of honorable values and continuous self-improvement.
Lisa’s presentation was greatly appreciated by the participants!